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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sex Offender Sentenced to 33 Months for Failure to Register in Gloversville

ALBANY, NEW YORK – James Newland, age 31, was sentenced today to serve 33 months in prison and 5 years of post-imprisonment supervised release for failing to update his sex offender registration.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and United States Marshal David McNulty. 

Newland pled guilty on March 2, 2016, admitting to moving to Gloversville, New York, from California, without updating his sex offender registration.  The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) requires a convicted sex offender to register where he or she resides, is employed, or is enrolled as a student, and to keep any registration current. 

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigation Branch, North East Region; the United States Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force; the Johnston Police Department; and the Gloversville Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Solomon B. Shinerock. 

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 31, 2016