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Washington Park Woman Convicted Of Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

On January 13, 2016, Amber M. Salts, a twenty-nine year old Washington Park, Illinois, woman pled guilty in federal district court, in East St. Louis, to one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Salts will be sentenced on April 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. before the Honorable David R. Herndon, at which time she faces a jail sentence of up to ten years, or fines up to $250,000.00, or both.

The violation occurred between April 2015 and July 2015, after Salts moved from Rolla, Missouri, to Washington Park, Illinois, without registering as a sex offender in Illinois or updating her registration in Missouri. Salts had been previously convicted of Permitting the Sexual Abuse of a Child, in 2009, in Madison County, Illinois, and was required to register as a sex offender thereafter.

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.

Updated January 14, 2016

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Project Safe Childhood