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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Carroll County man sentenced to prison for failing to register as sex offender

A Carroll County man was sentenced to prison for failing to register as a sex offender, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott.

Louis Scott, 45, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent.

Scott was convicted in Tulsa County District Court in May 2011 of second-degree rape.  As a result of that conviction he was subject to the sex offender registration requirements of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, according to court documents. 

In January 2016 U.S. Marshals Service investigators learned that Scott was no longer at his registered address in Oklahoma and was residing in the 100 block of 12th St. NW, in Carrollton, Ohio, according to court documents.

He was arrested by the US Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force on January 15th, 2016.

“Too often sex offenders believe they can avoid their requirements to register by moving from state to state and living under the radar,” said Peter J. Elliott, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio. “The combined efforts of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and Oklahoma law enforcement made this arrest possible.”

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer following an investigation by the U.S. Marshal Service and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

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Updated August 17, 2016