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Thursday, May 31, 2018

New York Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

BOSTON – A New York man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for failure to register as a sex offender.

Anthony Seward, 55, of Rochester, N.Y., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to time served (approximately 16 months) and five years of supervised release. On May 21, 2018, Seward pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

On May 6, 1996, Seward was convicted in Suffolk Superior Court of assault with intent to commit rape. As a result of his conviction, Seward must register as a sex offender for his lifetime in any state in which he lives or works. Seward last registered as a sex offender in Massachusetts in 2015.

In December 2016, investigators learned that Seward had moved from Massachusetts to New York earlier in the year and was living in Rochester. Further investigation revealed that Seward had not registered as a sex offender in New York as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and U.S. Marshal John Gibbons for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Begg Lawrence of Lelling’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

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Updated May 31, 2018