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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2018

Sex Offender Sentenced For Failure To Register As Required By Law

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, 42, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handling the case, stated that Chester was convicted in 2007 in Washington, DC, of 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 sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshal Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina.

Updated April 30, 2018