Man Pleads Guilty To Not Registering As Sex Offender

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 10:00 pm
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) -- A Sallisaw man pleaded guilty today to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling says Shawn Lloyd Hinckley was indicted in March for not notifying officials of his status after moving to Oklahoma from the state of Washington.

Sperling says the 27-year-old is the first person in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma to be charged with the crime.

He says the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 created a new federal criminal offense for failing to register or update registration as a sex offender.

Sperling says Hinckley could be looking at up to ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

He says a judge will consider a pre-sentence report before determining a punishment.