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Ohio Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

July 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Steubenville, Ohio, has pled guilty to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, and has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Boyd Dale Stacey, 54.

According to information presented to the court, between on or about Nov. 4, 2011, and in or around January, 2012, Stacey failed to register as a Sex Offender, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar 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 Stacey.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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