Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Timothy Donald Fialdini, 51, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty on Thursday to failure to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, in August 2015, Fialdini moved to Sacramento from the state of Nevada and intentionally did not register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) as was required as a result of multiple convictions in Nevada for open and gross lewdness. Among the convictions, in 2009, Fialdini was convicted of committing sexual battery upon a female victim and an intentional sex act in public.
On November 30, 2015, Fialdini indecently exposed himself to an adult female in Sacramento. On March 8, 2016, Fialdini was arrested in a Sacramento County park by U.S. Marshal deputies with the assistance of state and local law enforcement.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sex Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Team. The SAFE Team is multi-agency task force operating in Northern California that monitors sex offenders and conducts investigations regarding sex offender registration violations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.
Fialdini is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. on April 27, 2017. Fialdini faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.