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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

North Platte Man Convicted of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Johnny Michael Castro, age 33 and formerly of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced on October 3, 2014, to a 30 month term of imprisonment for failing to register as a sex offender in the State of Nebraska after relocating here in early 2014.  After his release from prison, Castro will be required to serve a five year term of supervised release and be registered as a sex offender.

SORNA, also known as the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act, requires that a convicted sex offender register in each jurisdiction where the offender resides, where the offender is employed, or where the offender is a student, and that the sex offender maintain current registrations.  Castro was required to register as a sex offender because he had been convicted of sexual battery in 2001 in the Superior Court for Sacramento County, California.  This conviction required that Mr. Castro register as a sex offender in the state of California, and by federal law, in any other state to which he moved.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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Updated January 29, 2015