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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Former New Hampshire Resident Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

            CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that William Soltan, 34, of Suffolk County, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender as required by the federal Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

 

            According to documents that were filed and statements made in court, Soltan left New Hampshire sometime after July 2014 for a temporary visit to New York. At the time he left, Soltan was obligated to return to New Hampshire not later than December 30, 2014. Soltan did not return to New Hampshire, did not register in New Hampshire in 2015, and did not register in New York in 2015. Under SORNA, a person who is required to register must register in each jurisdiction where he resides, is employed or is going to school. SORNA gives an individual three days in which to register.

 

            A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 28, 2017.

 

            The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with the assistance of the Manchester Police Department and the Suffolk County, New York, Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Feith.

 

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Updated March 23, 2017