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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2013

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina ----- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Charleston, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

North Charleston Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Jamie Rivera, age 25, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count Indictment with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a). The maximum penalty Rivera could receive is 10 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution. This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

The United States Attorney further stated that all charges in the Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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