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Shreveport resident sentenced for failing to update his sex offender registration

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Shreveport resident was sentenced to 18 months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration.

Kentrell Dionsal Debose, 27, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of failure to update his sex offender registration. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release.  According to the December 2, 2015 guilty plea, Debose was convicted of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile in October of 2009 and registered as a sex offender in Caddo Parish that year.  He moved to Texas in November of 2014. Debose was arrested on August 18, 2015 in Shreveport on a warrant from the Harrison County Texas Sheriff’s Office for violating terms of his sex offender registration. Harrison County Sheriff’s Office personnel found the address in Waskom, Texas, that Debose put on his sex offender registration to be vacant. Investigators also found Debose had been living in Shreveport from at least early July 2015 until his arrest in August 2015 without registering as a sex offender in the state of Louisiana.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service and Harrison County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael O’Mara is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 17, 2016