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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Former Dorchester Resident Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

BOSTON – A twice convicted sex offender who was residing in Ohio was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston for failing to register as a sex offender.

Jonathan Fey, 45, formerly of Dorchester, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 18 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  In October 2014, Fey pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.  In May 2014, Fey was apprehended in Ohio and returned to Massachusetts.

In March 2001, Fey was convicted in Bristol County Superior Court of rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14 and received a 9-11 year sentence of incarceration and 10 years of probation.  In June 2010, Fey was released from prison and registered as a level II sex offender as required by the court.  At some point in July 2011, without permission from or notification to the probation department, Fey left Massachusetts and moved to Kentucky, Arkansas, and most recently in Ohio, but never registered as a sex offender in any of those states.

Additionally, in 1989, Fey was charged with a sex offense in Rhode Island, but given the date of this conviction was not required to register as a sex offender for that offense.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for District of Massachusetts, made the announcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.

Updated January 21, 2015