Sex Offender Indicted For Failure To Register
HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that on September 21, a federal grand jury charged a Harrisburg man with failure to register as a sex offender.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Kirk Daniel White, age 31, formerly of Lycoming County and more recently of Havre de Grace, Maryland, was charged in a one-count Indictment with failing to update his registration as a convicted sex offender as required by law.
The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and 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 guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The maximum penalty under federal law for failure to register as a sex offender is 10 years of 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.
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