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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 6, 2015

Shreveport resident sentenced to 33 months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Shreveport resident was sentenced to 33 months in prison for failing to register his correct address for his sex offender identification.

Joseph Kelly Parson, 31, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of failure to update his sex offender registration.  He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the April 6, 2015 guilty plea, Parson did not update his sex offender registration when living at a Shreveport address from October 8, 2013 until November 12, 2014. Parson originally pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape in Liberty County, Ga., in 2004.  Upon release from prison, he was informed that he was required to register as a sex offender.  He was later found living in Texas in 2010 and served a term of imprisonment for failure to register as a sex offender in Texas.  After his release, Parson later moved to Shreveport but did not register in Louisiana as a sex offender.

The U.S. Marshals Service and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated January 8, 2016