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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Burlington Man Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment for Failing to Update His Residence on the Sex Offender Registry

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Eric Weaver, 35, of Burlington, was sentenced to thirty months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge J. Garvan Murtha sitting in Brattleboro, Vermont. The term of imprisonment will be followed by a five-year period of supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office. Weaver previously pled guilty to failing to update his residence on the sex offender registry under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Weaver was required to update his residence on the Sex Offender Registry based on his prior conviction for rape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1998, which occurred when he was 16 years old. According to court records Weaver moved to Vermont in the early summer of 2014 from Philadelphia and failed to update his residence on either the Vermont or Pennsylvania sex offender registries.

According to court records, after Weaver moved to Vermont he also started selling heroin in the Burlington area. In late November 2014, the State’s Attorney’s Office for Chittenden County charged Weaver with Aggravated Domestic Assault with a Deadly Weapon relating to a November 17, 2014 assault on his girlfriend at their 80 Pearl Street, Burlington apartment. Weaver pled guilty to that offense and received a 16-30-month state sentence. Weaver’s state sentence will be completed in May 2017. Judge Murtha ordered that the 30-month federal sentence be served concurrently to the remaining portion of the state sentence, beginning on October 3, 2016.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service with assistance by the Burlington Police Department. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Perella. Weaver is represented by Michael Desautels, Esq. of the Federal Public Defender’s Office.

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Updated October 6, 2016