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Pennsylvania Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

BOSTON – A Pennsylvania man was charged yesterday in federal court in Boston with failure to register as a sex offender.

Carlos Pagan-Reyes, 31, was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender after moving from Pennsylvania to Boston.    

According to court documents, on Feb. 17, 2017, Pagan-Reyes was arrested in Boston on state charges of possession of narcotics, buying/receiving stolen goods, assault with a dangerous weapon and failure to register as a sex offender.  Pagan-Reyes was released from state custody pending charges. On April 27, 2017, federal investigators arrested Pagan-Reyes for failing to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts.

The court documents further allege that on April 25, 2007, Pagan-Reyes was convicted in Dauphin County, Penn., of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault on a child less than 16-years-old.  Pagan-Reyes was sentenced to state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender in any communities where he lived and worked upon release. Upon his release from prison, Pagan-Reyes registered as a sex offender in Pennsylvania. However, Pennsylvania authorities later became aware that Pagan-Reyes had left Pennsylvania without notifying the proper authorities, as he was required to do; they then issued a warrant for his arrest. Pagan-Reyes was arrested by federal authorities in Boston after determining that he had been living in Massachusetts since Nov. 30, 2016, and had not registered as a sex offender.          

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, a minimum of five years and no longer than a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal of the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Weinreb’s 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 May 26, 2017

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