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Sabine Parish resident sentenced to 3 years in prison for not updating sex offender status

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Florien man was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison for not complying with sex offender registration requirements after he did not inform authorities he had moved back to Louisiana.


Christopher Shane Lewing, 37, of Florien, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of failure to register as a sex offender. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the July 10, 2017 guilty plea, law enforcement agents arrested Lewing on January 25, 2017 in Sabine Parish on a warrant from Tennessee for a probation violation. He was living in Tennessee but had moved back to Louisiana in July of 2016 without informing law enforcement. Lewing told U.S. Marshals he knew he was required to update his sex offender registry but had not.


The U.S. Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

Updated November 3, 2017