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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sex Offender David James Hart Sentenced In U.S. District Court

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that DAVID JAMES HART, was sentenced November 5, 2013, in the District Court of Guam to 21months incarceration, and five years of supervised release.

Defendant HART pled guilty on December 19, 2012, to one count of Failure to Register as Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 2250(a). Defendant HART traveled to Guam from Pennsylvania. Upon his arrival on Guam, defendant HART failed to maintain information with the Guam Sex Offender Registry.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states “The purpose of the Guam Sex Offender Registry is to provide important notice to island residents that sex offenders are living, working and attending schools in our community. The Sex Offender Registry is a nationwide network that exists to increase public safety and community awareness. Defendants who have committed sexually violent offenses, criminal sex conduct offenses, or criminal offenses involving minor victims must all register and maintain their registrations with the Guam Sex Offender Registry. Defendants who refuse to register or update their information will face federal punishment. The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to the aggressive prosecution of non-compliant sex offenders.” Guam’s Sex Offender Registry can be found online at www.guamcourts.org.”

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood (PSC) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in the sexual victimization of children and adults, possess or receive child pornography, and sex offenders who fail to register with the jurisdiction’s Sex Offender Registry.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Marshals Service. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney R. San Nicolas.

Updated January 7, 2015