Louisiana Man Charged with Failure to Report International Travel as a Sex Offender, Faces up to 10 Years if Convicted

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Published June 24, 2022

Louisiana Man Charged with Failure to Report International Travel as a Sex Offender, Faces up to 10 Years if Convicted

Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Gene Murray, age 49, of St. John The Baptist Parish in Louisiana, was charged on Thursday, June 23, 2022, by grand jury indictment with one count of failure to report international travel as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) 18 U.S.C. § 2250(b).

Murray faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, a term of supervised release ranging from 5 years to life, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee if convicted.

U.S. Attorney Evans emphasized that the indictment is only a charge and that the defendant’s guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The United States Marshals Service was lauded by U.S. Attorney Evans. The prosecution is led by Assistant United States Attorneys Spiro G. Latsis and Rachal Cassagne.