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Herkimer County Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update his Registration

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

UTICA, NEW YORK – Eric L. Henderson, age 38, formerly of Ilion, New York, pled guilty today to failing to update his registration as a sex offender after he fled New York State parole supervision and moved to South Carolina, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and United States Marshal David L. McNulty.

Henderson must register as a sex offender because he was convicted of rape-third degree in 2020, in Herkimer County. In pleading guilty today, Henderson admitted that following his release from state prison in May 2021, he cut off contact with his state parole officer and fled to Kingstree, South Carolina, without updating his sex offender registration in New York or registering as a sex offender in South Carolina.  Henderson was arrested on October 27, 2021, in South Carolina, by the United States Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Henderson faces up to 10 years in prison, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life, when he is sentenced by United States District Judge David N. Hurd.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Updated August 3, 2022

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