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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Binghamton Sex Offender Sentenced for Failing to Register his Change of Address

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Timmy Rifenburg, age 45, of Binghamton, New York, was sentenced today to serve a total of 40 months in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for violating the terms of his supervised release and failing to register as a sex offender after he moved from Binghamton to Johnson City, New York, without updating his sex offender registration.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and United States Marshal David L. McNulty. 

On May 19, 2021, Rifenburg pled guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.  As part of his guilty plea, Rifenburg admitted that due to his 2008 federal conviction for possession of child pornography, he was required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) and keep that registration current.  Rifenburg admitted that after he moved, he failed to register his change of address with New York State within 3 business days after his move. 

Rifenburg also admitted to three violations of his supervised release conditions. Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy sentenced Rifenburg to 24 months in prison for those violations, to run consecutive to a 16-month sentence for the SORNA offense.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Thomson.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 23, 2021