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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Willoughby Hills man indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

A Willoughby Hills man was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender.

Patrick Denning, 57, failed to register, or update a registration, as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having traveled in interstate commerce, 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 United States Marshals Service.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Danielle K. Angeli.

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.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Mike Tobin 216.622..3651 michael.tobin@usdoj.gov
Updated March 8, 2018