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El Paso Sex Offender Sentenced To Federal Prison For Failure To Register

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2014

In El Paso today, 41-year-old Christopher Morris was sentenced to 71 months in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for failure to register as a sex offender announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and United States Marshal Robert Almonte.

According to court records, Morris was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree in Arkansas in 2004. As a result, he was sentenced to serve twenty years incarceration with all but five years suspended. In May 2009, Morris relocated to El Paso, but failed to register with the El Paso Police Department or El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

On December 9, 2013, Morris pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.    In August 2010, Morris was arrested based on a state aggravated sexual assault charge.  He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 30 years incarceration for that offense.  Today, U.S. District Judge Philip R. Martinez ordered that five years of Morris’ federal sentence run consecutive to his 30-year state sentence.

This investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service together with the El Paso Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Kerry Blackburn and Robert Almonte, II, prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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