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North Henderson, Illinois, Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – A North Henderson man, Alan Dean Secrist, 48, of the 500 block of 300th Street, North Henderson, Illinois, was sentenced on February 14, 2024, to 30 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for Failure to Register as a sex offender.  

At the sentencing hearing, Chief United States District Judge Sara L. Darrow determined that Secrist was a Tier III offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) and was required to register for life as a sex offender due to his 2011 conviction in Knox County, Illinois, for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Secrist failed to register his residence and in March of 2023, he was located arrested on the charge. Secrist has remained in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest.

Secrist pleaded guilty in October 2023, to Failure to Register. The statutory penalty for failure to register as a sex offender is up to 10 years of imprisonment, to be followed by 5 years to life of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Galesburg Police Department, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, the Fountain Police Department in Fountain, Colorado, and the United States Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Lee Aguilar represented the federal government in the prosecution.

Updated February 21, 2024

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