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Sex offender sentenced for failure to register

STAFF REPORTS


ROCHESTER -- U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Shamar R. Chester, 42, of Rochester, who was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and five years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handling the case, stated that Chester was convicted in 2007 in Washington, DC, of committing a sex crime involving a child. As a result, the defendant was required to register as a sex offender and keep that registration updated. In March 2015, Chester moved from Washington, DC, to Rochester, NY, but failed to register as a sex offender in New York State. The defendant also failed to notify the authorities in Washington, DC, that he had moved to Rochester.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshal Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina.