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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Waterbury Resident Charged with Violating Federal Sex Offender Registration Law

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that YAMIL DIAZ, 48, last residing in Waterbury, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Diaz made his initial appearance today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill via videoconference.  He has been detained since February 24, 2020.

As alleged in court documents, on May 8, 2019, Diaz was convicted in circuit court for Coffee County, Alabama, of attempted sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age.  For that offense, he received a sentence of 10 years of incarceration, suspended after serving seven months, and two years of supervised probation.  He was also ordered to register as a sex offender and comply with the requirements of SORNA.

It is alleged that, in September 2019, a court in Coffee County issued an arrest warrant for Diaz for violating his probation.

On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located Diaz in Waterbury and arrested him on the outstanding Alabama warrant.

It is alleged that Diaz has failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut, where he has resided since at least December 2019, and failed to update his sex offender registration in Alabama.

If convicted of violating SORNA, Diaz faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Chen.

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Updated June 2, 2020