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Defendant Sentenced to 33 Months for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Demetrius Patterson, 43, to 33 months imprisonment for failing to register as a sex offender.  The judge ordered that Patterson pay a $100 special assessment, receive substance abuse and sex offender treatment, and undergo 25 years of supervised release after completing his prison term. 

On November 20, 2007, Patterson pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Contact in the Third Degree in the Circuit Court of Macomb County, Michigan.  Patterson was sentenced to 184 days in Macomb County Jail.  Upon release from jail, he was required to register quarterly as a sex offender for life. 

Between April 2014 and September 2016, Patterson traveled from Michigan to Alabama without notifying the authorities in these states about his whereabouts and without registering as a sex offender.  On September 30, 2016, Patterson was arrested in Mobile, Alabama for Robbery in the First Degree, Possession of Marijuana, and Attempting to Elude.  Patterson was booked into the Mobile County Metro jail pending trial.  On October 5, 2016, the United States Marshals Service learned about Patterson’s presence in Mobile County.  Patterson was a non-compliant registered sex offender from Michigan who had not registered in Alabama as a sex offender.  After Patterson received bond and was released from jail in his state case, law enforcement officials determined that Patterson was not living at the local address he gave the bonding company.  Furthermore, Patterson had not met with local authorities to register as a sex offender.  
In May 2017, a federal grand jury for the Southern District of Alabama charged Patterson with failing to register as a sex offender in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2250(a).  On August 2, 2017, Patterson pleaded guilty to the offense before Judge Granade.     

The United States Marshals Service investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Sinan Kalayoglu prosecuted the case.

Updated November 2, 2017