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Iowa City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failure to Register

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

DAVENPORT, IA – Stephen Claude Ramond Pickett, age 46 of Iowa City, was sentenced on Monday, September 26, 2022, to 30 months in prison following his guilty plea to a charge of Failure to Register. Pickett was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison term.

According to court documents, Pickett was convicted of a sex offense in Illinois, which required him to register as a sex offender annually and for life under state law. Pickett knowingly completed his annual registry update with a new address in Cook County, Illinois but was issued an Iowa driver’s license with an Iowa address the next day. Given the Illinois requirement, Pickett was required to register as a sex offender in Iowa, which he never did.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The United States Marshals Service and the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Investigation investigated the case.


MacKenzie Tubbs

Updated September 28, 2022