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Portland Man Sentenced to Six Months for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Pablo Martinez, 40, most recently of Portland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to six months in prison and five years of supervised release for failure to register as a sex offender. He pled guilty on January 31, 2017.

According to court documents, Martinez was required to register for life as a result of a 1997 New York state conviction for the second degree rape of a 13-year-old girl. Martinez registered in New York until 2002. In May 2002, he moved and stopped registering, and a warrant issued for his arrest. Over the next 13 years, Martinez lived in various places including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Missouri, but did not register. In August 2015, he moved to Portland, but again, did not register. In October 2015, he was arrested in Portland for assaulting his girlfriend.

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Levy stated that Martinez’ failure to register for 13 years was a serious violation that frustrated the registration law’s purpose to protect the public.

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


Halsey B. Frank
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated May 10, 2017

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