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crane man sentenced to 10 years for failure
to register as a sex offender

November 18, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Crane, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for failure to register as a sex offender.

Kevin Ray Martin, 39, of Crane, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to the statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison without parole to be followed by lifetime supervised release.

On December 21, 2010, Martin pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender. Martin admitted that he was required to register as a sex offender under federal law, that he traveled in interstate commerce, and then knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Missouri as required by federal law.

According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, on October 12, 1990, Martin was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for the offense of rape. This conviction required Martin to register under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). On July 07, 2000, Martin was released from the Arkansas Department of Corrections after completing his sentence. On the evening of August 27, 2000, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Martin chased a woman while she was jogging. The victim “ran approximately 100 feet when he caught her and grabbed her shirt and then grabbed her hair trying to restrain her.” On January 8, 2001, Martin was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the crime of False Imprisonment. On August 26, 2010, Martin was released from custody and traveled to Stone County, Missouri, where he resided without registering as a sex offender. On October 14, 2010, Martin was arrested outside of the Hurley Secondary School Building.

This case is being prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael S. Oliver. It was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Stone County Sheriff’s Office.

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