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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oregon Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender

St. Croix, USVI – Joe Dale Loomis, 57, of Oregon, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Croix to one count of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

As part of his plea, Loomis admitted that he was convicted of Sodomy in the First Degree, a sex offense involving a minor in Oregon in 1991. On or about October 22, 2013, Loomis traveled from Oregon to St. Croix. From that time through August 19, 2014, Loomis knowingly failed to register as a sex offender on St. Croix in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Loomis is facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. No sentencing date has been set.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rami S. Badawy and Everard E. Potter.

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Updated June 22, 2015