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Eastern District of California

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Washington State Man Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Deveron Lyons, 24, of Rodeo, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 15 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, as of June 2007, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Lyons was required to register as a sex offender in Washington State and to register as a sex offender whenever he moved to a new state. In late 2012, Lyons moved to California, but he did not register as a sex offender with California authorities. On February 1, 2013, Lyons encountered a Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy, who told Lyons to register as a sex offender. Lyons still did not register as a sex offender in California. For a time, he lived in Vallejo, California. More than one year later, on March 12, 2014, Lyons was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender. One week later, Lyons registered as a sex offender with California authorities.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorney Christiaan Highsmith prosecuted the case.
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Docket #: 2:14-cr-063 TLN
Updated April 8, 2015