East St. Louis man admits he didn't register as a sex offender

News-DemocratNovember 7, 2013 

An East St. Louis man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Jason C. Bryant, 31, is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 28, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton announced Thursday. Bryant faces a term of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

In May 2011 Bryant was released from prison in Indiana following his conviction there for cocaine distribution, according to court records. After his release, he immediately moved to Illinois without registering as a sex offender in the state, Wigginton said. By law, sex offenders have three days after they move to Illinois to register.

Bryant was determined to be a sex offender after his March 2000 conviction for criminal sexual assault in St. Clair County court.

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