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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Youngstown Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender


A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Anthony Rivera-Santana, 38, of Youngstown, with failure to register as a sex offender, said   Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment charges that beginning on or about May 1, 2013, to December 3, 2014, Rivera-Santana failed to register as a sex offender as required under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having traveled in interstate commerce.

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 United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

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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Updated March 19, 2015