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Friday, March 8, 2019

Springfield Man Charged With Failing To Register As a Sex Offender

BOSTON – A Springfield man was charged in federal court in Springfield yesterday with failing to register as a sex offender.

Ruben Pagan, 48, was charged with one count of failing to register as a sex offender. He is currently in state custody on unrelated charges.

According to the charging document, Pagan, having been convicted of a sex offense, engaged in interstate travel and failed to register, as required by law, as a sex offender between October 2017 and March 2018.

Pagan faces no greater than 10 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Updated March 8, 2019