Child Sex Offender Sentenced for Fifth Failure to Register Conviction
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Woodbridge man was sentenced today to three years in prison and 15 years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender after traveling across state lines.
According to court documents, Alexander Morris, aka Alexander Luna, 42, was previously convicted of engaging in felony sexual conduct with a minor in 2002 and again in 2004, requiring him to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction where he resides. He was subsequently convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in the state of Maryland on four occasions between 2005 and 2009. In 2011, Morris disappeared from his residence in Maryland and traveled to Woodbridge, where he had been living under a different name and without registering as a sex offender until law enforcement located and arrested him in September 2019.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Nick Proffitt, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior Judge T.S. Ellis, III. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney William G. Clayman prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:20-cr-308.
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Updated February 21, 2020
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