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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Friday, May 20, 2016

Former Erie Resident Admits He Failed to Register as a Sex Offender

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of failure to register under SORNA, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Warren Gannoe, 57, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Gannoe knowingly failed to update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Judge Cercone will schedule the sentencing at a later date. The law provides for a total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshal’s Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Gannoe.

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Updated May 20, 2016