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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Friday, February 28, 2020

Waterbury Resident Admits Violating Sex Offender Registration Law

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KURTIS GASKINS, 46, of Waterbury, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 1992, Gaskins was convicted in Massachusetts of sexual assault offenses.  Gaskins failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut when he moved to Connecticut in November 2018, and failed to update his sex offender registration in Massachusetts.

On October 9, 2019, the U.S Marshals Service located and arrested Gaskins in Waterbury.

Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for May 18, 2020, at which time Gaskins faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.  Gaskins is released on a $10,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel J. Gentile.

Updated February 28, 2020