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Spokane – On March 8, 2023, U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Jason Cory Moore, 42, of Spokane, Washington, to 30 months in federal prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Moore pleaded guilty on September 14, 2022. Judge Rice also ordered Moore to serve an additional 12 months in prison for Moore’s eight violations of supervised release in a related case. In total, Moore will serve 42 months in federal prison; he also will serve an additional five years on federal supervision after Moore is released from prison.
According to court documents, Moore was convicted of Attempted Sexual Abuse 1 in Oregon in 2011, for having victimized a five-year old girl. As a result, Moore is federally required to register as a sex offender for fifteen years. Moore has since been convicted of failing to register twelve times. Court documents indicate that most recently, after being released from prison and registering in Washington in August 2021, Moore left his Airway Heights residence and travelled to Oregon, where he was eventually arrested in March 2022. Moore had twice been contacted by law enforcement in Oregon; both times Moore used his brother’s name in an effort to avoid arrest. At no time after relocating to Oregon did Moore update his sexual offender registration or register in any state.
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, Vanessa R. Waldref, noted that Moore’s total 42-month sentence reflects both Moore’s history as a repeat violator and the seriousness of his crime. “The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act exists for a reason, as well as, similar state laws requiring registration of those who commit sexual crimes like the one for which Moore was previously convicted. Offenders who choose to disobey their registration requirements will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said U.S. Attorney Waldref.
United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington Craig Thayer stated, “The requirement that is placed on sexual offenders to register is an essential element in order to best protect our communities. The public is afforded this added level of protection when requirements to register are followed by those who have been ordered to comply with such requirements. When an individual ignores this requirement not only once, but numerous times, and goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid accountability, a lengthy sentence, such as the one handed down by U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice, underscores the seriousness of the offense.”
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Ann T. Wick, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.
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