Illinois Man Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender
Andrew C. Henley, a 25-year old, Illinois, man was sentenced on July 15, 2013, in federal district court in East St. Louis, Illinois, on one count of failure to register as a sex offender, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Henley was sentenced to 34 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
The violation occurred between 2011 and 2012, when after registering as a Sex Offender in the State of Illinois on July 11, 2011, Henley traveled to the State of Michigan. Henley knew that he was required to either update his sex offender registration in Illinois to reflect this change of address, or register as a sex offender in Michigan. Henley failed to comply with either requirement, thus violating the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Henley was apprehended on August 23, 2011, in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a domestic assault, following an altercation with his girlfriend. Officers learned that Henley had not registered as a sex offender in Illinois, nor had he updated his sex offender registration in Missouri.
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 prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.