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Southern District of Illinois

Monday, January 26, 2015

Tennessee Man Convicted At Trial For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender To Serve 30 Months In Federal Prison

Ronald Douglas, a 59-year old, Memphis, Tennessee, man was sentenced on January 23, 2015, in federal district court in East St. Louis, Illinois, for violation of the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Douglas was convicted by a jury following a three day trial which started on September 17, 2014. Douglas was sentenced to 30 months’ in prison. Additionally, he will serve a five year term of supervised release following service of his sentence. Douglas was also fined $250 and ordered to pay a $150 special assessment.

The violation was discovered after local officers conducting a sex offender registration compliance check on October 25, 2012, at Douglas’ registered address in Granite City, Illinois, were informed by a live-in girlfriend that Douglas had moved to Memphis, TN in September 2012. Douglas was required to register because of a June 5, 1992, conviction for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in Third Judicial Circuit Court in Madison County, Illinois. He violated federal registration requirements by crossing a state line and by failing to register or to update a registration within three days.

Further information about federal sex offender registration requirements is available here:

The case was investigated by the Granite City Police Department and the United States Marshals Service. Assistant United States Attorneys’ Daniel T. Kapsak and Nathan D. Stump prosecuted the case.

Updated February 19, 2015