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Garland Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Roger Edward Picard, 66, of Garland, Maine pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to failing to register as a sex offender.

According to court records, in 1983, Picard was convicted in Massachusetts of Rape of a Child.  As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender. On or before December 3, 2016, Picard moved to Garland but failed to register as required. He was arrested on March 1, 2018.

The defendant faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years on supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.


Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated May 18, 2018

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