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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Man Sentenced to Prison for Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court to 19 months’ imprisonment, followed by six months’ community confinement and lifetime supervised release on his conviction for failure to update his registration in accordance with the Sex Offender Notification Act (SORNA), United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Kenneth Patrick Jeffries, 34, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, Jeffries, who had previously been convicted of receiving child pornography, a conviction that required him to register as a sex offender, violated the provisions of SORNA when he failed to properly update his registration in January and February 2017, to reflect his current residential address. Contrary to the conditions of his supervised release, he had been living with his girlfriend, also a previously convicted felon, and her minor children.

Assistant United States Attorney Carolyn J. Bloch prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jeffries.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 8, 2018