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Chicopee Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Chicopee man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Springfield yesterday for failing to register as a sex offender.

Joseph Trombley, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Ponsor to 30 months in prison, and five years of supervised release.  In September 2014, Trombley pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender.

From February 2013 to August 2013, Trombley traveled from Massachusetts to numerous other states and eventually settled in Colorado.  During that period, Trombley had outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations in a number of criminal cases from Massachusetts state court.  Following a 2006 conviction for unnatural acts with a child under the age of 16 in Northampton District Court, Trombley was required to register as a sex offender; however, he failed to do so in any of the states in which he resided between May 2013 and August 2013.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal of the U.S. Marshals Service, District of Massachusetts, made the announcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated January 9, 2015