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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, February 8, 2013

Harrisburg Man Charged For Failing To Properly Register As A Sex Offender

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced charges filed Thursday against Calvin L. Green, age 59, of Harrisburg, for failing to properly register in Pennsylvania as a Sex Offender. 

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Green is charged with knowing failure to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Green has a conviction that requires his registration and updates under that law.

     The charge stems from an investigation conducted by the United States Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 10 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

Updated April 9, 2015