Archive for Friday, March 13, 2009

Leavenworth sex offender fails to register, lands prison sentence

March 13, 2009

— A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender as required by federal law, Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker said Friday.

In November 2008, Norman Edward Elmer, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender when he moved to Kansas. In his plea, Elmer admitted that in October 1981 he was convicted in Yolo County Superior Court in California on a charge of forcible oral copulation. As a result of that conviction, he is required under federal law to register as a sex offender. In March 2007 he filled out a sex offender registration form saying he lived at 1217 Gray Ave. in Utica, N.Y. On Jan. 2, 2008, he was issued a Kansas driver’s license saying he lived at 101 S. Fourth St., Building 160, Leavenworth. At that time, he had been residing in Leavenworth for about a month. He did not notify New York authorities that he intended to change his address and he didn’t register as a sex offender with authorities in Kansas.

For more information, see the National Sex Offender Public Website at

Parker commended the U.S. Marshals Service and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.


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