Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration
ALBUQUERQUE – Daniel Roy Nard, 37, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
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.
Nard was charged by indictment on Dec. 17, 2015, with violating SORNA by failing to update his sex offender registration on Oct. 30, 2015, or thereafter. Nard was required to register as a sex offender and maintain an updated registration based on a federal child pornography conviction in Montana in 2007. According to the indictment, Nard was required to maintain an updated sex offender registration in Bernalillo County, N.M.
During today’s proceedings, Nard pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement. At sentencing, Nard faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender after completing his prison sentence. A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon K. Stanford.