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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Muskogee Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JUSTIN WAYNE RIGGS, age 26, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 5 years of probation with 6 months of home detention, for Failure to Register as Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(A) and 2250(a)(3).

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in March, 2014 and pled guilty in April, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about April 2013, until on or about October 16, 2013, 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 been Court-Martialed and convicted of felonies by the United States of America Department of the Army on or about May 6, 2011, for the offenses of knowing possession of images of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated March 24, 2015