Charleroi Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Charleroi, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh for failing to register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned on May 23, and unsealed yesterday, named Kerry McFeely, age 53, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, McFeely was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having been convicted in 1993 in Vermont Superior Court, Chitteden Criminal Division of the felony sex offense of Sexual Assault of Minor Under the Age of 16. The indictment states that from around April of 2011 through May 23, 2013, McFeely traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update a registration, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the United States.
The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.