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Lancaster Man Convicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2013

Contact Person: Jamie Schoen (864) 282-2100

Columbia, South Carolina –--United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that Bryan Yarnell Huntley, age 34, of Lancaster, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina to an Indictment charging Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a) on September 6, 2013.  United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the United States Probation Office.  Huntley faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a potential lifetime term of supervised release. 

Evidence presented at the plea hearing established that Huntley was required to register as a sex offender based on a February 2004 conviction for Indecent Liberties with a Child in Union County, North Carolina.  This case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Nabors Schoen.  This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, Project Safe Childhood utilizes federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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