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Peterborough Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - William Townley, 56, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday for failure to register as a sex offender in violation of federal law, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.  Townley was arrested and detained on June 30, 2015.  The court sentenced Townley to time served and five years of supervised release.  

          Townley is required to register for life under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). In January, 2014, Townley left New Hampshire and traveled to New Jersey and Indiana. He remained in Indiana from March, 2014 through September, 2014 and knowingly failed to register as a sex offender in Indiana or any other state and knowingly failed to update his registration in New Hampshire.

          This case was investigated by the Peterborough Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana Konesky.

Updated January 6, 2016