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Indiana Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison and Ten Years of Supervision for Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration

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

ALBUQUERQUE – Brian George Campbell, 50, of Fremont, Indiana, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release for failing to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  Campbell 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 convicted sex offenders 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. 

In early June 2013, the U.S. Marshal Service arrested Campbell based on a criminal complaint alleging that Campbell had violated SORNA by failing to update his sex offender registration.  According to court filings, Campbell was required to comply with SORNA because he has two prior child sex abuse convictions.  Campbell was convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under the age of 16 years in Florida in Nov. 1984, and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.  In May 1988, he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct on a child under the age of 13 years in Michigan and 19 years in prison. 

In 2011, after his release from prison, Campbell registered as a sex offender in Michigan.  In 2012, he moved to Indiana where he registered as a sex offender as required.  In March 2013, the State of Indiana issued an arrest warrant for Campbell for failing to update his registration.  Indiana state officials subsequently notified the U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico that Campbell was believed to be in New Mexico.

In May 2013, the U.S. Marshals Service determined that Campbell was living in Albuquerque and working as a security guard.  It also determined that Campbell had failed to register with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office as required by SORNA.  Campbell was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on June 6, 2013, and has been in federal custody since that time.

On Sept. 16, 2013, Campbell pled guilty to an indictment charging him with failure to update his sex offender registration and admitted that he failed to comply with SORNA’s registration requirements when he came to New Mexico in April 2013.

“The United States Marshals Service is widely acclaimed, locally, nationally and internationally, for its efforts to effectively investigate and pursue those that have been charged as sex offenders.  It is this effectiveness that is combined with a network of local, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement community, all unified with a common goal of maintaining continual monitoring of sex offenders in order to prevent predatory and violent acts from occurring,” said U.S. Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria.  “This recent sentence that was spearheaded by the United States Attorney’s Office is another example of the zero tolerance pursued against those that would dare to injure or harm a child.”

Acting U.S. Attorney Steven C. Yarbrough commended the U.S. Marshal Service Assistant U.S. Attorney David Adams for their work on this case.

Updated January 26, 2015