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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Former Louisiana Carnival Worker to Serve Two Years in Prison for Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration

URBANA, Ill. – A former Louisiana man, Dallas Eugene Clement, 58, has been ordered to serve 27 months in prison for failure to comply with the federal Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (SORNA). Clement had been living in Mattoon, Ill., when he was arrested in March 2019. U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm sentenced Clement on Feb. 10, 2020, and ordered him to serve a 10-year term of supervised release upon completion of his prison sentence.

Clement pleaded guilty on Aug. 26, 2019, and admitted that he failed to update his sex offender registration after he left Westlake, La., in 2015 to work and travel with a carnival company. Clement traveled with the carnival company through Texas, N. Dakota, Tennessee, and along the Mexican border and in the off-season lived with another carnival worker in the 1300 block of Lafayette St. in Mattoon, Ill. Clement has several Louisiana convictions for sex crimes and was required to update his sex offender registration.

U.S. Marshals Service deputies arrested Clement on March 4, 2019, in Streator, Ill., where he told deputies he planned to live with his daughter and five children under the age of ten.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elly M. Peirson represented the government in the prosecution which was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated February 11, 2020