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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Phillips Man Sentenced For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mark Harder, 51, Phillips, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 24 months in federal prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender.  Harder pleaded guilty to this charge on September 18, 2014.

  Harder was originally convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in Louisiana in 1998.  As a result of this conviction, Harder was informed that he was required to register as a sex offender and failed to do so. 

The conviction of Harder is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger. 

Updated July 14, 2015