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Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 18 Months After Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

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

            CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Beau Shields, 30, of South Barre, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender as required by the federal Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Shields moved from New Hampshire to Massachusetts some time before April 2016 and did not register in Massachusetts and did not advise New Hampshire authorities that he was living in Massachusetts.


            SORNA mandates that a person who is required to register must register in each jurisdiction where he resides, is employed or is going to school. gives an individual three days in which to register.


            Shields was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, which will begin after he is released from prison.


            The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police and the Barre, Massachusetts, Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Feith.




Updated April 14, 2017

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