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Loris Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

December 3, 2012

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Larry Devon Greene, age 29, of Loris, SC, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence, to failure to register as a sex offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a).  United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Florence accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on December 20, 2010, Greene was convicted in Tennessee of aggravated statutory rape.  When Greene was released from prison in June 2011, he signed a form requiring that he register as a sex offender.  Greene registered in Tennessee but moved to Loris, South Carolina, a few weeks later without notifying Tennessee or registering in South Carolina.  Greene was arrested a year later in Loris, South Carolina.

Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty Greene can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 10 years, plus a special assessment of $100.

The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II of the Florence office handled the case.

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