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Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender as Required by Law

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

PORTLAND, Ore. – Anthony Lee McThrow, 28, formerly residing on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, was sentenced on August 11, 2014, to 30 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman.  In November 2013, McThrow pled guilty to a single count indictment charging failure to register as a sex offender  as required by law.  McThrow has remained in custody of the U.S. Marshal since his arrest in July of 2013.  His sentence was ordered to run concurrently to a state prison sentence for conviction of first degree forgery, he is currently serving.

After McThrow has completed his 30 months in prison, he was ordered to serve three years of federal supervised release.  While on supervised release, McThrow will be required to register as a sex offender with the state sex offender registration agency in any state where the defendant resides. He is also required to participate in a sex offender assessment and treatment program.

“The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is an important tool to track the location of sex offenders in order to protect children in the community” stated U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.  “Those who try to elude registration so they can't be tracked are exactly the people who pose the greatest risk to reoffend.  My office, along with our law enforcement partners, are committed to finding those who violate federal law by failing to register and holding them accountable."

According to the public filings in the case, McThrow was living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and required to register as a sex offender every 90 days based on prior convictions for Sex Abuse II and Sex Abuse III in Umatilla County, Oregon.  McThrow admitted he knew he was required to register but did not do so in violation of federal law.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Pamala R. Holsinger prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015