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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

East St. Louis Man Sentenced For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

Duncan Lewis, 54, of East St. Louis, IL, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to 18 months incarceration, followed by 5 years of supervised release on one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

Evidence showed that Lewis was convicted of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Home Invasion in Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1991, sentenced to prison, and released on mandatory supervised release in 2010. Upon release, Lewis was required to register as a sex offender due to the Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault conviction. Lewis last registered as a sex offender on December 31, 2012 in the state of Missouri, but then moved to East St. Louis, Illinois and failed to register as a sex offender once in Illinois. On June 5, 2014, he was apprehended in East St. Louis, Illinois.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.

Updated May 20, 2015