United States v. Stevens, No. 09-2024 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Upon release from incarceration, the defendant was notified of the requirement that he register as a sex offender. Although he initially complied, he was twice convicted of failure to register under Rhode Island law. In 2007 the defendant moved to Maine and failed to notify authorities of his address change and failed to register. He was convicted under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 42 U.S.C. 16913, and sentenced to 85 months incarceration. The First Circuit affirmed. The Act requires that the government prove only general intent, that the defendant was aware of his failure to register; the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction.