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Braddock Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - On Feb. 15, 2013, a resident of Braddock, Pa., was sentenced in federal court to one year and one day imprisonment followed by five years supervised release on his conviction of failing to register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Keith Birkett, Jr., 33.

According to information presented to the court, Birkett was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted in 2000 in Queens, New York, of the felony sex offense of Attempted Sexual Abuse of the First Degree. In or around January 2011, Birkett traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update a registration, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Marshals Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Birkett, Jr.

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