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Former Hattiesburg Resident Pleads Guilty to Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Thomas Lamon Williams, 23, formerly of Hattiesburg, pled guilty in federal court on Thursday, April 7, 2016, to one count of failure to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

Williams is a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, enacted as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. His original underlying sex offense conviction is statutory rape in Grenada County, Mississippi. Williams traveled in interstate commerce from Mississippi to Florida and knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

Williams will be sentenced on June 16, 2016, at 9:15 a.m., by U. S. District Judge Keith Starrett, and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated April 8, 2016