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New Orleans Resident Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

NEW ORLEANS - JOSHUA BARNES (“BARNES”), age 31, and a resident of New Orleans was sentenced on August 22, 2023 by Judge Susie Morgan to time served, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee for failing to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, BARNES , who was convicted of a sex offense in Texas, failed to register as a sex offender with the State of Louisiana after he established residence in this state.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office,  Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated August 25, 2023