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Fort Dodge Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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

A Fort Dodge man who failed to register as a sex offender pled guilty December 14, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City.

Understanding Born Marshall age 38, from Fort Dodge, Iowa was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender.

In a plea agreement, Marshall admitted that he was residing in Webster County, Iowa and failed to update his address and registration information as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.  Marshall was previously convicted of two counts of second-degree rape in North Carolina in 2002.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Marshall remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Marshall faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and 5 years up to life on supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ron Timmons and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 21-3032.

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Updated December 14, 2021

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