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Garland Man Sentenced to 1½ Years for Failing to Register as a 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 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 1½ years in prison and five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender.  Picard pled guilty on May 17.

According to court records, in 1983, Picard was convicted in Massachusetts of Rape of a Child, by force and beating.  As a result, he was required to register as a sex offender. He did so in Hawaii on April 2, 2015 and acknowledged that he had to register if he moved to another state.  On or before December 3, 2016, Picard moved to Garland but failed to register as required. He was arrested on March 1, 2018.

Prior to imposing the sentence, Judge Levy noted that the purpose of sex offender registration is to protect the public and children, in particular, from sex offenders and that the defendant’s failure to register frustrated the purpose of the act and deprived those in his community of the fact that he had a history as a sex offender.

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


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

Updated September 24, 2018

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