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Sex Offender Sentenced For Failure To Register

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

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Antonio Juan Paredes, age 33, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Marshal Service Sex Offender Registry Unit.

On April 12, 2022, Paredes pleaded guilty to one count of Failure to Register as Sex Offender.

According to the U.S. Marshal Service, Paredes was previously convicted of Rape-First Degree in the District Court of McCurtain County, Oklahoma and has a lifetime reporting requirement as a level-3 sex offender.  Paredes moved outside the state of Oklahoma and failed to update his sex offender registration as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

“We work continuously to ensure our community’s safety, and our deputy marshals in Eastern Oklahoma work tirelessly to track offenders who are deliberately out of compliance,” Eastern Oklahoma U.S. Marshal Kerry L. Pettingill said in a statement.

“The societal benefits of having a sex offender registry can only be realized if sex offenders are in compliance with their registration requirements," said United States Attorney Christopher J. Wilson. “The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with the U.S. Marshal’s Sex Offender Registry Unit to ensure offenders like Mr. Paredes are held accountable for intentionally shirking their obligation to register and update their registrations.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, Chief District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee.  Paredes will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.

Assistant United States Attorney Edith A. Singer represented the United States.

Updated May 26, 2023

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