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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 8, 2015

Former Alton Resident Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on May 8, 2015, Joshua D. Kenshalo, 29, formerly of Alton, IL, was sentenced for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Kenshalo received 33 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, fined $250, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Kenshalo has been detained since his arraignment on December 16, 2014.

Facts underlying this case were that on June 3, 2002, Kenshalo was convicted of Criminal Sexual Assault of a Family Member in Madison County. As a result of that conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender under Illinois law and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. On February 26, 2014, Kenshalo was living in a halfway house in Missouri while on probation for Larceny. Because of the 2002 conviction listed above, Kenshalo was also required to register as a sex offender in Missouri.

Investigation revealed that Kenshalo had been living in Alton from February 27, 2014, when he absconded from the halfway house in Missouri, until June 10, 2014, when he was arrested. During this time period, Kenshalo never registered as a sex offender in Illinois or updated his registration information in Illinois. Kenshalo said that he did not register because he knew that he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The case was investigated by the Alton Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Updated May 8, 2015