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Vivian resident pleads guilty to failing to report moving from Colorado to Louisiana

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

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Vivian resident pleaded guilty to failing to update his sex offender registration after moving from Colorado to Louisiana last year.


Graham Cooper Gyde, 25, of Vivian, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of failure to update sex offender registration. According to the guilty plea, Gyde pleaded guilty to sexual assault on state charges in Golden, Colo., in October 2012. He registered as a sex offender in February 2013 and then again in April 2016, stating that he lived in Colorado. At some point after completing the last registration, he traveled to Louisiana and lived in Vivian for three and a half months. Vivian police arrested him in November 2016 for charges related to not updating his sex offender registration, which include reporting his new address.


Gyde faces up to 10 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of August 17, 2017.


The U.S. Marshals Service and the Vivian Police Department conducted the investigation. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Paul Gillespie is prosecuting the case.

Updated April 4, 2017