Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

 MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that David William Wilcox, age 48, of Muskogee, Oklahoma was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for Failure To Register As Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3). While on supervised release, the defendant cannot reside with anyone under 18 years of age without prior approval and he must undergo sex offender treatment and comply with any requirements to monitor his progress, including polygraphs.  The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about October 21, 2018, until on or about September 16, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of North Dakota on or about January 27, 2014, for Felony Sexual Assault, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Sex offender registration statutes protect the public by requiring sex offenders to properly notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies where they are residing. The United States Marshals Service and its local law enforcement partners play a vital role in public safety by enforcing these laws.”

“As part of our efforts to keep our communities safe, it is with great pride that the United States Marshals Service works alongside state, local and tribal law enforcement to ensure that convicted sex offenders comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act” said, United States Marshal Kerry Pettingill.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

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