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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Missouri Man Sentenced For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

David Lee Martin, 57, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced on August 20, 2014, 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.

Martin was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison, immediately after which Martin would be placed on a term of 5 years of supervised release. He was also fined $150 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. On July 21, 2012, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) received an anonymous Crime-Stoppers tip that Martin, who was wanted in Missouri for charges of child molestation and violating probation, was residing in Illinois. Martin knowingly failed to update his registration in Illinois as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Martin was apprehended by the United States Marshals on July 24, 2012.

This case was investigated by the USMS and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Neal C. Hong.

Updated February 19, 2015