Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 4, 2012

Man indicted for failure to register as sex offender

Special to the Review
The Athens Review

Athens — A 37-year-old man was indicted in Federal Court last week for failure to register as a sex offender.

According to a statement from U.S. District Attorney John Bales, Allen Ray Curtis, 37, of Malakoff, could  receive imprisonment of not more than 10 years, and a fine of not more than $250,000, or both, if convicted to the charge.

Curtis could also receive a term of supervised release of not less than five years, or up to life, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

Records show that the indictment alleges that between Oct. 2, 2011 and Sept. 18, 2012, that Curtis, an individual required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, traveled in interstate commerce, and knowingly failed to register and update his registration.

Records show that Curtis was arrested Sept. 17 in Smith County on a federal detainer.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel C. Kummerfeld is leading the prosecution of the case.