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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

Monday, October 27, 2014

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To Federal Prison For Violating The Sex Offender Registration Notification Act

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – David Torres, 43, of Fall River, Mass., was sentenced on Friday to 27 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and United States Marshal Jamie A. Hainsworth.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge Mary M. Lisi also ordered Torres to serve 8 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Torres pleaded guilty on June 9, 2014, to one count of failure to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to information presented to the court, in August 2013, as required by SORNA, Torres registered his residential address in Central Falls with the Central Falls Police Department. However, an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service revealed that Torres was traveling to his place of employment in Westport, Mass., which he failed to disclose as required by SORNA.

According to court records, Torres was convicted in Bristol County, Mass., Superior Court in March 1992 of indecent assault and battery of a child over the age of 14. He was sentenced to three to five years imprisonment. Torres is also awaiting sentencing on an unrelated matter in Superior Court in Newport, Rhode Island.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard W. Rose.

The Central Falls and Fall River Police Departments assisted the U.S. Marshals Service in the investigation of this matter.


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Updated June 22, 2015