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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 – Daniel Roy Nard, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 15 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Nard 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.


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 to 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.


On Jan. 9, 2017, Nard pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.


This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon K. Stanford.

Updated April 13, 2017