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

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

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.

Updated January 29, 2015