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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 29, 2020

Georgia Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that on June 25, 2020, JAMES A. MOORE (“MOORE”), age 32, of Atlanta, Georgia was sentenced to time served after spending fourteen (14) months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier for failure to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to court documents, MOORE was convicted of aggravated assault with intent to rape in the State of Georgia.  MOORE was sentenced to four (4) year imprisonment to be followed by four (4) years on probation.  Following his release, MOORE was required to register as a sex offender for life.  He absconded from supervision and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the authorities in Georgia in October 2017.  MOORE was subsequently located and arrested in New Orleans on the Georgia warrant.  After his arrest in New Orleans, Moore was charged in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender in Louisiana.

In addition to being sentenced to fourteen (14) months in prison, MOORE also was sentenced to three (3) years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Marshals Service, the New Orleans Police Department, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office of Atlanta, Georgia in this matter.  He also extended his thanks to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 29, 2020