Former Pitcairn Man Charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
PITTSBURGH - A former Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment, returned yesterday, named Arthur Linsenbigler, 45, who last known addresses were in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, from Feb. 3, 2015, to June 20, 2016, Linsenbigler, who had been convicted of the felony sex offense of Rape By Forcible Compulsion in 1991, failed, as required, to register and update a registration under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Lieber Smolar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.