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Lake County woman indicted for failing to register as sex offender

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

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging April Baxley-Humbert, 48, of Lake County, with failure to register as a sex offender, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott.


The indictment charges that beginning on or about Jan. 9, 2015, through Oct. 18, 2017, Baxley-Humbert failed to register, or update a registration, as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), after having traveled in interstate commerce.


Humbert was convicted in 2002 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, of indecent assault and corruption of minors, according to the indictment.


If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.


The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Danielle Angeli and Michael Sullivan.


An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Mike Tobin

Updated November 15, 2017

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