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Rhode Island Man Pleads Guilty For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

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U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Rhode Island man pleaded guilty today for failing to register as a sex offender last year.

Ryan Hathaway, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to failure to register as a sex offender. In March 2014, Hathaway was indicted. Sentencing is scheduled for July 16, 2014.

In 2004, Hathaway pleaded guilty in Massachusetts state court to indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14. This conviction required him to register as a sex offender. In 2012, he was convicted in Massachusetts state court for failure to register as a sex offender, and was incarcerated. After being released in October 2013, Hathaway briefly stayed at a shelter in Boston. On November 5, he left the shelter and his GPS tracking bracelet was found on a street in Boston the following day. On Dec. 7, 2013, Hathaway was arrested in Pawtucket, R.I. Investigators later learned that Hathaway had been living in Rhode Island for about a month without registering as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal of the U. S. Marshals Service, District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Landry of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014