Richmond Man Sentenced for Failing to Register As a Sex Offender
RICHMOND, Va., - Craigory Lamont Wyatt, age 39, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne to 41 months’ incarceration for failing to register as a sex offender. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced the sentence.
According to court documents, in 1998, Wyatt was convicted in Nevada of Attempted Sexual Assault with a Minor under 16. Upon his release from incarceration in 2005, Wyatt was advised of his obligation to register as a sex offender, which includes initial registration in the jurisdiction in which he resided upon release from prison and notification to law-enforcement of any subsequent change in his residence. Wyatt failed to register as required upon his release from prison. In November 2007, he was arrested in Richmond on a California parole violation and identified as an unregistered sex offender. At that time, he signed a Sex Offender Registration Requirements form in which he again acknowledged that he understood his duty to register as a sex offender in Virginia upon his release from incarceration or upon any change of residence within Virginia. After serving his sentence for the California parole violation in February 2008, Wyatt again moved to Richmond. Despite living in Richmond since 2008, Wyatt never registered as a sex offender in Virginia, as required.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth C. Wu prosecuted the case for the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.