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Barre Man Sentenced to Sixteen Months for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements

September 28, 2012

Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that William Roy, formerly of Barre, Vermont, was sentenced yesterday to 16 months imprisonment for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Chief Judge Christina Reiss also imposed seven years of supervised release.

According to court records, Roy was convicted of two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault in New Hampshire in 1993. He was released from New Hampshire state prison in 2003. The New Hampshire convictions subjected Roy to sex offender reporting requirements upon release from prison. Roy registered with the New Hampshire sex offender registry between 2003 and 2008, but did not register again. Law enforcement subsequently determined that Roy moved from New Hampshire to Barre, Vermont in 2008 without updating his residency information with state sex offender registry authorities. Shortly after being directed by law enforcement in March 2011 to register, Roy fled Vermont in a recreational vehicle and was ultimately arrested five months later living in the RV in the parking lot of Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with the assistance of the Barre City, Vermont and Plainfield, New Hampshire Police Departments. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin J. Doyle. Bradley S. Stetler, Esq. represented William Roy. 

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