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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

BOSTON – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for failing to register as a sex offender.

Carlos Pagan-Reyes, 31, of Pittsburgh, Penn., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 11 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In December 2017, Pagan-Reyes pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.

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.

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.         

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts; and Boston University Police Chief Kelly Nee made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 15, 2018