A former Alton resident was sentenced in federal court Friday for failure to register as a sex offender.
U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said in a release that Joshua D. Kenshalo, 29, received 33 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, was fined $250 and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Kenshalo has been detained since his arraignment on Dec. 16, 2014.
Facts underlying this case were that on June 3, 2002, Kenshalo was convicted of criminal sexual assault of a family member in Madison County. As a result of that conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender under Illinois law and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. On Feb. 26, 2014, Kenshalo was living in a halfway house in Missouri while on probation for larceny. Because of the 2002 conviction listed above, Kenshalo also was required to register as a sex offender in Missouri.
Investigation revealed that Kenshalo had been living in Alton from February 27, 2014, when he absconded from the halfway house in Missouri, until June 10, 2014, when he was arrested. During this time period, Kenshalo never registered as a sex offender in Illinois or updated his registration information in Illinois. Kenshalo said that he did not register because he knew that he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
The case was investigated by the Alton Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. The case was assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Scott.