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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Idabel Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JIMMY LEWIS PERKINS, age 50, of Idabel, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the United States Marshal Service.  The defendant was indicted in June, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that from a date uncertain in or about 2013, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, until on or about March 12, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of Oklahoma, in McCurtain County, on or about September 8, 2004, for the offense of Lewd Molestation, traveled in interstate and foreign commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered a presentence report to be completed.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated August 4, 2015