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Woodbridge Woman Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January , 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Jakia J. Carroll, 31, of Woodbridge, Va., pleaded guilty today to one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Robert Mathieson, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the plea hearing before United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton.

Carroll faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, followed by a mandatory minimum of five years — and up to a lifetime — of supervised release when she is sentenced on April 12, 2013.

According to the indictment and other court records, Carroll was convicted in 2002 of abduction, assault and battery, and sexual battery in the Circuit Court of Prince William County. Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, also known as the Adam Walsh Act, Carroll is considered a “Tier III” offender, the highest tier. She is required to register as a sex offender wherever she resides, works, or attends school for the duration of her life. Although she had been living in Woodbridge, Va., since December 2010, she knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Virginia.

            The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Ryan K. Dickey is prosecuting the case on behalf of 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.justice.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 https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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