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Texas Man Sentenced for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason Ray Scott, 39, Winnesboro, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 14 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender in Wisconsin.  This prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release.

In 2013, Scott was convicted in Texas of online solicitation of a minor for sexual conduct.  As a result of this state conviction, Scott was required to register as a sex offender, but failed to do so.  In August 2018, Scott was arrested in Portage County, Wisconsin, on an outstanding warrant from Texas for failure to register there.  From late 2017 through August 31, 2018, Scott worked and lived in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  Scott did not report his Wisconsin employment or residence as required, which led to the federal charge for failure to register in Wisconsin for which he was sentenced today.

After Scott was released from state custody on the Texas warrant, but before he was charged with failure to register in Wisconsin, he travelled to Eagle County, Colorado.  He was charged with failure to register as a sex offender and sexual exploitation of a child in Eagle County, Colorado.  Scott’s Colorado charges are still pending.

The charge against Scott 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.

Updated January 22, 2020

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