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Indiana Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La. - U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that DANIEL J. KUESPERT, age 30, of LaPorte County, Indiana, was sentenced on  January 23, 2020, for failing to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).                           

United States District Court Judge Barry Ashe sentenced KUESPERT to nineteen (19) months incarceration to be followed by five (5) years of supervised release.

According to court records, KUESPERT was convicted for two counts of Child Molesting in La Port Circuit, Indiana.  KUESPERT was sentenced to twelve years in jail with the Indiana Department of Corrections.  In addition to the jail sentence, KUESPERT was ordered to register as a sex offender for a period of life.  In September 2018, law enforcement officers in Indiana discovered that KUESPERT had left the state without notification.  Accordingly, they issued a warrant for his arrest.  On January 7, 2019, KUESPERT was discovered on South Claiborne and Canal Street by the U.S. Marshals.  KUESPERT admitted to the Marshals that he knew he was required to register as a sex offender with the New Orleans Police Department, but he decided not to because he did not want the authorities in Indiana to know his whereabouts.   

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Marshals Service, the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, the New Orleans Police Department, and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Updated January 24, 2020