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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

New Orleans Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that NATHANIEL RAINEY, a/k/a “Nathan Lee,” a/k/a “Nathaniel Rainie,” a/k/a “Nathaniel Palmore,” age 59, of New Orleans, was indicted by a federal grand jury today with one count of failure to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

If convicted, RAINEY faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.  He also would have to be sentenced to a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Marshal’s Service and the Louisiana State Police in this matter.  He extended his thanks to the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Payne is in charge of prosecution.

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Updated April 5, 2018