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Maine Recidivist Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously convicted of same offense twice in state court

BOSTON – A Maine recidivist sex offender pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to failing to register as a sex offender when he moved from Haverhill, Mass. to Fryeburg, Maine.

Frank Boyd, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender, in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for July 18, 2023. Boyd was previously charged by complaint in August 2022 and subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2022. He has remained in state custody on unrelated charges since his arrest in July 2022. 

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. On or around March 23, 2021, it was determined that Boyd no longer lived at the Haverhill residence 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; Brian Kyes, 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.

Updated March 27, 2023