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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Youngstown man indicted for failing to register as sex offender

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Todd J. Kniseley, aka Todd J. Kniceley, 27, of Youngstown, with failing to register and update a registration as a sex offender as required by law, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon.

The indictment alleges that beginning at least as early as October 22, 2015 until in or about October 5, 2016, Kniseley traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update a registration pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

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.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz following an investigation by the United States Marshal Service. 

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.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 20, 2016