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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Georgetown Man Convicted of Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael Nagell, 51, of Georgetown, Maine, was convicted today following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of failing to update his sex offender registration.

Court records and trial evidence revealed that in 2007, Nagell was convicted in federal court in Massachusetts of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and traveling with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. As a result, he was a sex offender for purposes of the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, and was required to register with the Maine sex offender registry. In December 2015, Nagell became a full-time employee of a company in Portland, and remained employed with the company until April 2016. Nagell knowingly failed to update his sex offender registration to reflect this change in his employment.

Nagell faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated September 26, 2016