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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Muskogee 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 TIMOTHY RAY CANNON, age 39, of Muskogee, 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 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September, 2014, until on or about April 13, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, TIMOTHY RAY CANNON, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received felony convictions from the State of California, in Kerns County, on or about July 20, 2000, for Sex with a Minor, and on or about December 10, 2010, for the offense of Sexual Battery: Touch for Sexual Arousal, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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Updated September 29, 2016