Fort Mill Resident Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated that David Scott LaPointe was sentenced to prison for 8 months followed by 3 years supervised release in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, by United States District Judge Mary Geiger Lewis, of Columbia, after being convicted for failing to register as a sex offender in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2250(a).
Evidence presented at the guilty plea and other hearings established that LaPointe was convicted in September 2002 of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor-Second Degree (Person Under 13). As a result of this conviction, he was required to register in any state where he lived, worked or attended school. LaPointe registered as a sex offender in North Carolina after serving his sentence but failed to register when he moved to South Carolina in June 2017.
The United States Marshal Service, Mecklenburg, and York County Sheriff Offices investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Bill Day of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.