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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Unregistered Sex Offender Sentenced To Prison

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Dennis James Harper Jr., 51, of Pine Hill, Alabama, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Harper was also sentenced to five years of supervision by the United States Probation Office upon his release from custody.

Harper was required to register as a sex offender as a result of a 1997 conviction for Sexual Abuse, First Degree from Coffee County. As part of his guilty plea, Harper admitted that he moved to Massachusetts four days after his last registration as a sex offender in 2012. After he moved to Boston, Harper never notified Alabama authorities of his new location, nor did he register as required in Massachusetts.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Dominic Rossetti.

Updated February 5, 2015