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Former Davis, Ill. Resident Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As A Convicted Sex Offender

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

ROCKFORD — A former Davis, Ill. resident pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala to a charge of failure to register under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”).  MARK STEPHEN CURTIS, 29, who moved from North Carolina to Davis, Ill. during September 2014, admitted in a written plea agreement that he was a sex offender required to register in Illinois under SORNA.  According to the plea agreement, Curtis remained a resident in Davis, Ill. until at least Oct. 19, 2014, but did not register as a sex offender as required, despite knowing that he needed to register within three days of moving to a new state.

Curtis faces a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment of at least 5 years and up to life, and a fine of up to $250,000.   Sentencing for Curtis is set for Feb. 2, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.

The guilty plea was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Roberto Robinson, Acting United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Love.

Plea Agreement

Updated February 4, 2016