United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Cortland, New York, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on July 1, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Shawn George, a/k/a Shaun George, age 38, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
George was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 19, 2014. He pled guilty on March 24, 2014.
The conviction stems from an incident wherein George failed to register as a sex offender between February 2, 2014 and February 7, 2014. George arrived in Pierre, South Dakota, on February 2, 2014, and had until February 6, 2014, to update his registration. He failed to do so. George had previously been convicted of a sex offense in federal court in Cortland County, New York, which requires him to register as a sex offender.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.
George was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.