Grand Island man sentenced after not registering as sex offender
LINCON, Neb. (KSNB) - Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that 39-year-old Terry L. Dill of Grand Island was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Lincoln. United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Dill to eight months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.
That sentence is consecutive to about a 6-month sentence previously imposed by the court, due to Dill violating the terms of his supervised release. After serving his sentence, Dill will be placed on supervised release for five years. There is no parole in the federal system.
On November 7, 2014, Dill was sentenced in the District of Nebraska for Possession of Child Pornography to 70 months’ imprisonment, followed by a 5-year term of supervised release. Due to that conviction, Dill was required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. In September 2020, while on supervised release, Dill snuck out of a halfway house, and his whereabouts were unknown. He was ultimately arrested in Grand Island in December 2021. Dill failed to register during the time he was unaccounted for.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
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