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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rhode Island Man Sentenced For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

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BOSTON - A Rhode Island man was sentenced today for failing to register as a sex offender.

Ryan Hathaway, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 24 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In April 2014, Hathaway pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender.

This is Hathaway’s third conviction for failure to register as a sex offender. He is required to register because of his 2004 Massachusetts state court conviction for indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14. He was previously convicted in 2011 for failing to register. In 2012, he was convicted again for failing to register, and received a jail term. He was released to Massachusetts in October 2013 and within a month cut his GPS tracking bracelet and absconded to Rhode Island, without registering as a sex offender as required. In December 2013, Hathaway was arrested in Pawtucket.

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 was prosecuted by Timothy Landry of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014