Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register
Contact Person: Bill Day (843) 665-6688
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Kenneth Joseph Eudy, age 31, of Concord, North Carolina, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence, SC, to failure to register as a sex offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a). United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence, SC 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 Eudy was required to register as a sex offender due to a December 13, 1999, conviction in North Carolina of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Eudy had registered in North Carolina as required upon his release from prison but an investigation was begun by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, when it was discovered that Eudy was no longer residing at his registration residence. On March 13, 2011, Eudy was arrested for various offenses, including driving a stolen vehicle in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was determined that Eudy had moved to South Carolina in February of 2011.
Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty Eudy can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 10 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.
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.