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Federal Grand Jury Returns Multiple Indictments in Tyler, Texas
TYLER, Texas –A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments charging individuals with separate federal crimes today in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.
Raymond Leo Lemaire, Jr., 60, of Whitehouse, Texas, was indicted on charges of failure to register as a sex offender. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, Lemaire was allegedly previously convicted of an offense requiring sex offender registration in Vermont, and then moved to Whitehouse, Texas, in June 2010, without updating his registration. This case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.
Brian Douglas Brown, 58, of Wills Point, Texas, was indicted on charges of enticement of a minor. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison. According to the indictment, from June 10, 2011 to July 1, 2011, Brown allegedly used a computer to communicate with a minor in an attempt to engage in sexual activity. This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the Longview Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.
Jose Refugio Torres-Regalado, 46, of Mexico, was indicted for being a criminal alien present in the United States after having been previously deported. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison. According to the indictment, Torres-Regalado is alleged to have reentered the United States following deportation in 2007 and 2008 after a Texas conviction for aggravated assault of a child in Hamilton, Texas. On May 17, 2011, Torres-Regalado was arrested at his residence in Winnsboro, Texas. This case is being investigated by the ICE/HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.