Skip to main content
Press Release

Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Douglas Humilestewa, 53 of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Humilestewa will be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.


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.


Humilestewa was charged by indictment on Feb. 9, 2016, with violating SORNA by failing to update his sex offender registration on Nov. 15, 2015 or thereafter. According to the indictment, Humilestewa was required to maintain an updated sex offender registration while residing in Bernalillo County, N.M.


On Dec. 1, 2016, Humilestewa pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Walsh.

Updated April 10, 2017