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Springfield Man Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously convicted twice in state court for failing to register as sex offender

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

Ruben Pagan, 50, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to two years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. In August 2020, Pagan pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender.

Pagan, who was convicted of a sex offense in 2002, moved from Springfield to Providence, R.I. in October 2017. He remained in Providence until March 2018, when he was arrested on a Massachusetts state court warrant charging him with child sexual abuse. Pagan failed to register as a sex offender in Rhode Island, including while the warrant for his arrest was outstanding.

The two-year sentence imposed today will run consecutively to a six-year state court sentence Pagan is currently serving after previously pleading guilty to rape and abuse of a child. Pagan was also convicted of failure to register as a sex offender on two prior occasions in Massachusetts state court.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Mendell’s Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated March 5, 2021

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