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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 30, 2014

Virginia Man Sentenced To 18-Month Prison Term For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

     WASHINGTON – Stanley McCord, 42, of Alexandria, Va., has been sentenced to 18 months in prison on a federal charge of failure to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. and Michael Hughes, U.S. Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, announced today.

     McCord has one prior conviction in Texas for a sex offense involving a minor victim, which requires him to register as a sex offender.  According to the government’s evidence, McCord was registering as a sex offender in the District of Columbia, but, between April 2012 and February 2013, he lived in Alexandria, Va., and did not register that information with the District of Columbia.

     McCord pled guilty in April 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to failure to register as a sex offender.  He was sentenced on June 27, 2014, by the Honorable Richard J. Leon. His prison term is to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Also, upon completion of his prison term, McCord will face a warrant for a probation violation in Texas.

     As part of an overall strategy to combat child exploitation, the U.S. Marshals Service launched a nationwide operation in 2010 to target sex offenders who knowingly fail to comply with their sex offender registration requirements.  The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act in 2006.  The Adam Walsh Act also provides for the use of federal law enforcement resources, including the U.S. Marshals Service, to assist the states in locating and apprehending non-compliant sex offenders.

     In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Machen and U.S. Marshal Hughes praised the members of the D.C. Superior Court Sex Offender Investigations Section of the U.S. Marshals Service, who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ari Redbord, who prosecuted the case.

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Updated February 19, 2015