EAST ST. LOUIS — Ronald Douglas, 59, of Memphis, Tenn., was sentenced Friday, Jan. 23, in federal district court for violation of the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Act, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said in a press release Monday.
Douglas was convicted by a jury following a three-day trial that started Sept. 17. Douglas was sentenced to 30 months’ in prison. Additionally, he will serve a five-year term of supervised release following service of his sentence. Douglas was also fined $250 and ordered to pay a $150 special assessment.
The violation was discovered after local officers conducting a sex offender registration compliance check on Oct. 25, 2012, at Douglas’ registered address in Granite City, were informed by a live-in girlfriend that Douglas had moved to Memphis in September 2012. Douglas was required to register because of a June 5, 1992, conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Third Judicial Circuit Court in Madison County. He violated federal registration requirements by crossing a state line and by failing to register or to update a registration within three days.
More information about federal sex offender registration requirements is available at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ceos/citizensguide/citizensguide_sorna.html.
The case was investigated by the Granite City Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel T. Kapsak and Nathan D. Stump prosecuted the case.