United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF ADAM WALSH ACT VIOLATION
MARSHALL, TX– United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced today that a 27-year-old Gladewater, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal sex offender registry violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
BRADLEY WAYNE TAYLOR pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, an Adam Walsh Act violation, today before United States Magistrate Judge Chad Everingham.
The Adam Walsh Act, which is found in 18 United States Code 2250, makes it a crime for a sex offender to travel in interstate commerce, and fail to register as a sex offender in the state where he plans to reside, work, or attend school.
According to information presented in court, Taylor was convicted of attempted indecency with a child sexual contact in 1996 in Galveston, Texas, and sexual assault in 1997 in Gilmer, Texas. Taylor was notified by authorities that he was required to register as a sex offender. However, Taylor traveled in interstate commerce from Texas to Arkansas and failed to register as a sex offender with local authorities, in direct violation of the Adam Walsh Act. Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 5, 2008.
This case was 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 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Taylor faces up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise Simpson.
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