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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Man Acquitted on a Charge of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A jury voted on Thursday to acquit Richard Hernandez, age 47, on a charge of failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender, announced U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

Hernandez was indicted on November 18, 2015 on a single charge of traveling across state lines and failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The jury voted to acquit Hernandez following a four-day trial in Albany before U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.

Updated April 21, 2016