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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ellsworth Man Sentenced to 1½ Years for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that James Eggleston, 34, of Ellsworth, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to1½ years in prison and five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.  Eggleston pleaded guilty to the charge on February 5, 2015.

According to court records, Eggleston was arrested in August of 2014 for an Ellsworth burglary.  Investigators learned that Eggleston was required to register as a sex offender due to a 2003 Florida conviction, but that he had failed to do so in Maine.   Eggleston admitted that he moved to Maine in April of 2014, four months before his arrest and had not notified authorities as required by law.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Ellsworth Police Department.

Updated May 22, 2015