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Washington Park Woman Sentenced For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

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

Amber M. Salts, a 29-year old, Washington Park, Illinois, woman was sentenced on March 25, 2016, in federal district court, in East St. Louis, Illinois, for violation of Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act (SORNA), the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today. Salts was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 Special Assessment and a $250 fine.

In approximately April 2015, Salts moved from Missouri to Illinois without registering or updating her registration as a sex offender in either state. Salts was aware of these registration requirements at the time of her offense. Salts was 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit 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 March 28, 2016

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