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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Californian Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a California man was sentenced to 41 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender after traveling to Alexandria.

Tyrone Bradshaw, 47, of Los Angeles, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell for one count of failure to register as a sex offender.  He was also sentenced to 17 years of supervised release. He will begin serving the sentence after serving the remainder of a 32-month prison term in California for a previous failure to register charge. According to evidence presented at the November 25, 2014 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 include his sex offender status 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 female. He was released in 1994.

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

Updated February 26, 2015