Skip to main content
Press Release

Maine Recidivist Sex Offender Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

BOSTON – A Maine recidivist sex offender has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston for failing to register as a sex offender when he moved from Haverhill, Mass. to Fryeburg, Maine.

Frank Boyd, 53, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a sex offender, in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Boyd was previously charged by complaint on Aug. 4, 2022 and is currently in state custody. He appeared in federal court in Boston yesterday.

According to the charging documents, Boyd was a Level 3 Sex Offender who had been convicted of sex offenses against children in 2001 and 2009.  Accordingly, he was required to register as a sex offender and update his registration any time he moved or changed employment. 

In 2020, Boyd registered and listed a Haverhill, Mass. address as his residence. It is alleged that on or around March 23, 2021, police determined that Boyd was no longer living at the Haverhill residence he had listed on his registration form and was later found to have moved to Fryeburg, Maine. He did not register as a sex offender in Maine nor update his sex offender registration in Massachusetts at any point prior to his arrest on state charges on July 27, 2022. Boyd has two prior state court convictions in 2009 and 2015 for failure to register as a sex offender.

The charge of failure to register as a sex offender provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Douglas Bartlett, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; and Kevin Neal, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Maine made the announcement today. The Haverhill and Fryeburg (Maine) Police Departments provided valuable assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elianna J. Nuzum of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated September 15, 2022