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District of Massachusetts

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sex Offender Sentenced for Failure to Register

BOSTON – A Spencer man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Worcester for failing to register as a sex offender.

Larry J. Dupuis, 48, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 18 months in prison and five years of supervised release.  In March 2015, Dupuis pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.

On May 28, 1997, Dupuis was convicted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of indecent assault and battery on a person under the age of 14.  As a result of the conviction, Dupuis was classified as a sex offender and was required to register as such in each state in which he resides for life.  In 2004, Dupuis first registered as a sex offender in Massachusetts.  Sometime thereafter he moved to Florida.  In 2006, he was arrested in Florida for failing to register as a sex offender and sentenced to 32 months in prison.  Following his release, Dupuis moved between Massachusetts and Florida and abided by regulations to register in each state.  In August 2015, however, Dupuis began living in Spencer, Mass. and did not re-register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and U.S. Marshal John Gibbons for the District of Massachusetts made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karin M. Bell of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.  Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.     

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Updated June 26, 2015