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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shreveport Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration


SHREVEPORT, La. –United StatesAttorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration.
Michael Thomas Cupp, 60, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, for one count of failure to update his sex offender registration.  He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.  According to evidence presented at the July 28 2014 guilty plea, starting in April 2009, Cupp listed his sex offender registration as being in Texas.  However, upon investigation, it was determined that Cupp had never lived in Texas.  Cupp was originally convicted of forcible rape, incest, carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile in state district court in Baton Rouge in 1992.  After completion of his prison sentence, he began living in Shreveport in 1998.  Cupp then registered his address in Panola County (Texas) with the Sheriff’s Office in April of 2009, but after a compliance check of sex offenders in 2012, he was found to have been living and working continuously in Shreveport.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service, Panola County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, and the Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.

Updated January 30, 2015