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U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island

March 26, 2013


Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Federal Prison for Violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Corey Kidd, 31, formerly of Warwick, was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for failure to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha; United States Marshal Jamie A. Hainsworth; and, Warwick Police Chief Colonel Stephen M. McCartney.  

At sentencing, Kidd was also ordered by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. Kidd pleaded guilty in federal court on September 19. 2012.

According to information presented to the court, Kidd, a level II sex offender, failed to notify police of a change of address when he moved from a Warwick residence sometime prior to March 1, 2012.  Kidd was arrested in Florida on May 31, 2012, on a federal arrest warrant issued by the U.S. District Court in Providence.

Kidd was convicted in Rhode Island state court in November 2000 on a charge of 3rd degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment, suspended, and five years of probation; and, ordered to register as a sex offender. 

SORNA provides a comprehensive set of federal standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States through the 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 matter was investigated by the United States Marshals and the Warwick Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard W. Rose.


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