Louisiana Man Indicted For Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Louisiana man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to update his sexual offender registration.
Jody Ray Dutton, age 54, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 19, 2011, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 5, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charge is merely an accusation, and Dutton is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the US Marshal's Service. Assistant US Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Dutton was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.
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