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District of Idaho

Monday, March 4, 2019

Utah Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in Idaho

POCATELLO - Michael Keith Pilgrim, 44, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.  Pilgrim was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Nye.  Pilgrim pleaded guilty on November 30, 2018.

According to court records, Pilgrim was convicted in October 1999, of sexual abuse of a child in Utah.  As a result of the conviction, he was required to register and update his registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  SORNA requires that sex offenders register and keep current their registration in each jurisdiction where they reside.  In early March 2018, Pilgrim moved from Utah to Preston, Idaho.  He lived in Preston for approximately two months.  In July 2018, he returned to Preston and was apprehended on July 27, 2018.  During the time he lived in Idaho, he failed to register with the Idaho Sex Offender Registry.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service, with the assistance of local and state law enforcement agencies in eastern Idaho, including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Preston Police Department.

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Updated March 4, 2019