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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as Sex Offender

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DONALD GEORGE BUTLER, JR., age 51, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to failing to register as sex offender.

According to court documents, in 1997, BUTLER was convicted of sexual battery in New Orleans, and as a result, was required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  After being released from prison in 2009, BUTLER moved to Texas without notifying the appropriate authorities.  Consequently, in 2010, BUTLER was charged with, and pled guilty to, failing to register as a sex offender in the Western District of Texas.  Upon his release from federal custody in about November 2012, BUTLER moved back to Louisiana without notifying law enforcement authorities in either Texas or Louisiana.  BUTLER lived in Louisiana, without notifying any law enforcement authorities, until he was located by Inspectors with the United States Marshal’s Service in July 2014.   

BUTLER faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing for February 24, 2016.

  This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Marshal’s Service in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 2, 2015

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