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Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Required By Law

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

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Shamar R. Chester, 41, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.  The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that Chester was convicted in 2007 in Washington, DC, for committing a sex crime involving a child. As a result, the defendant was required to register as a sex offender and keep that registration updated. In March 2015, Chester moved from Washington, DC, to Rochester, NY but failed to register as a sex offender in New York State. The defendant also failed to notify the authorities in Washington, DC, that he had moved to Rochester.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshal Service, under the direction of Charles Salina.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Wolford.

Updated November 28, 2017