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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pocatello Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

BOISE − Corry Blackmoon Bischoff, 39, of Pocatello, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Bischoff was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 8, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Bischoff was convicted of rape in Madison County, Idaho in 1997.  As a result of the conviction, Bischoff was required to register and update his registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  Bischoff last registered as a sex offender in Idaho in August of 2013.  In September of 2013, the State of Idaho Commissions of Pardons and Parole issued a warrant for Bischoff’s arrest for violating his parole conditions.  On January 4, 2016, officers with the Vancouver, Washington police arrested Bischoff on the State of Idaho parole warrant.  Bischoff had not updated his registry in Idaho prior to moving to Washington, and had not registered as a sex offender in the State of Washington.

The charge of failure to register as a sex offender is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and five years up to lifetime supervised release.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 6, 2016 before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill. 

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service (USMS), and the Idaho Department of Corrections, Bureau of Probation and Parole.

Bischoff was prosecuted for a violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) passed by Congress in 2006.  The Act requires sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction where they reside.  Violations of SORNA can be prosecuted in federal court.

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Updated September 13, 2016