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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Level 3 Sex Offender and Former Member of Aryan Nation Sentenced for Failing to Register with Authorities

BOSTON – A former Cape Cod man who was residing in Missouri under an alias was sentenced yesterday for failing to register with law enforcement authorities as a sex offender.

David W. Lacouture, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 78 months in prison and seven years of supervised release.  In November 2014, Lacouture pleaded guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with failing to register as a sex offender.

In September 2010, Lacouture was convicted in Barnstable County of indecent assault and battery on a child.  As a result of that conviction, Lacouture was required to register as a Level 3 sex offender.  At some point, Lacouture relocated to Florida and then Missouri where he failed to notify law enforcement authorities in Massachusetts, Florida, and Missouri.  Notifications to law enforcement authorities are required so that sex offenders can be properly monitored, and so communities can have information about sex offenders living, working, or going to school in their neighborhoods.  In April 2013, he was arrested under an alias on new state charges and returned to Massachusetts.

Lacouture’s previous criminal convictions include indecent exposure to an 11-year-old girl and a federal conviction for conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon involving a Chinese SKS assault rifle.  Furthermore, by his own admission, Lacouture was previously a member of the Aryan Nation.

 United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, United States 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.

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Updated February 12, 2015