Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Months In Federal Prison
CONCORD, NH – James Nelson Lund, 37, of Tilton & Berlin, NH, and formerly of Vassalboro, ME, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 21 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
On February 7, 2001 Lund pled guilty in Maine State Court to one count of sexual abuse of a minor, As a result of which he is a sex offender under SORNA and required to register in any state to which he moves.
On May 30, 2012 law enforcement received information that Lund might be living at 9 School St., Apartment #1 in Tilton, NH as an unregistered sex offender. When officers from the Tilton Police Department went to that apartment his wife advised that he was not at home. Later that evening, a Tilton police officer saw Lund driving a pick-up truck packed with personal belongings and arrested him. At the time of his arrest, Lund advised that he preferred to live a “transient lifestyle” and that he and his wife planned to move to the Midwest.
After serving his 21 month prison sentence, Lund will be required to register as a sex offender for life. The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the Tilton, NH Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Arnold H. Huftalen.