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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 27, 2014

Belleville Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register

On June 25, 2014, Willie L. Carroll, a fifty year old Belleville, Illinois, man pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to failure to register as a sex offender, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Carroll is scheduled for sentencing on October 17, 2014, at which time he faces a prison term of up to ten (10) years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, at least five (5) years supervised release after his prison term, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

In 2013, after signing the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act Registration Form on January 14, 2013, Davis moved to Missouri without registering in the state. Davis was required to register as a sex offender within three days of his move from Illinois to Missouri. The registration was due to his Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault conviction on May 1, 1991, in St. Clair County, Illinois.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015