U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
September 21, 2012
Sex Offender Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Failing to Register in Violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jamie Britt, 33, of Woonsocket, a convicted level three sex offender who is required to register as a sex offender under both Rhode Island and Massachusetts law but failed to do so, was sentenced today in federal court in Providence to 30 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Jamie A. Hainsworth, U.S. Marshal for the District of Rhode Island.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi ordered Britt’s federal sentence be served concurrent to a four-year state sentence for felony assault which Britt has been serving at the ACI since January 2012. Chief Judge Lisi ordered that Britt, upon completion of his state prison sentence, serve the remaining time of his federal sentence in federal prison, and that he serve a term of 10 years’ supervised release upon completion of his imprisonment.
On June 29, 2012, Britt pleaded guilty in federal court as charged in a one-count federal indictment with failure to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Britt admitted to the court that he had moved from Cumberland to Woonsocket and failed to notify law enforcement of his change of address as required by law. Britt also admitted that he failed to register as a sex offender with law enforcement in Massachusetts where he was employed as required by law.
According to information presented to the court, Britt was convicted in Massachusetts in April 1998 of statutory rape.
The U.S. Marshals Service, with the assistance of the Woonsocket Police Department, investigated Britt’s SORNA violation. SORNA provides a comprehensive set of federal standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States through a nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs. Additionally, SORNA requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school, and to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update their registration information.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Rogers.