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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Californian Pleads Guilty to Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

 

ALEXANDRIA, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a California man pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender after traveling to Alexandria.

Tyrone Bradshaw, 49, of Los Angeles, Calif., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.  According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Bradshaw traveled by bus to Alexandria on August 1, 2012. He obtained a state identification card on August 3, 2012 and listed his address as Lake Charles, La. He did not have his sex offender status included on the identification as required by Louisiana state law. Alexandria police later arrested Bradshaw. The defendant previously pleaded guilty in November of 1985 to state charges in California for kidnapping, forcible rape, and robbery of a 16-year-old. He was released in 1994.

Bradshaw faces up to 10 years in prison, five years to life supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.  A sentencing date of February 26, 2015 was set.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Alexandria Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael O’Mara is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 29, 2015