Indiana Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Failing to Register as Sex Offender
MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Anthony Fulton, 30, Warsaw, Indiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender. This prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release.
Fulton originally was convicted in Indiana of sexual battery in 2013. As a result of this state conviction, Fulton was required to register as a sex offender, but failed to do so. In January 2017, Fulton failed to update his sex offender registration in Indiana and an arrest warrant was issued.
Fulton was arrested in Texas in May 2017 on the Indiana warrant, but it was not an extraditable warrant and Fulton was released. On multiple occasions between July and September 2017, Fulton was in contact with law enforcement in Madison, Wisconsin, and was arrested on the non-extraditable Indiana warrant. The case was then referred for federal prosecution.
Fulton failed to register as a sex offender in Texas and Wisconsin as required by federal law.
The charge against Fulton was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.