Alexandria man sentenced for sex offender registry violation

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ALEXANDRIA — An Alexandria man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender, according to U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young.

Rex Jason Sumner, 53, received a sentence of 12 months and one day in prison followed by five years of supervised release from U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty.

“Prosecuting violations of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is critical in our effort to keep the most vulnerable members of our community safe,” Young stated. “Today’s sentence reinforces this Office’s dedication to protecting the public and ensuring accountability for those who attempt to circumvent their registration requirements.”

Deputy U.S. Marshal Andrew Grillo emphasized the importance of collaboration in monitoring sex offenders.

“This case highlights the efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement networks efficiently coming together to resolve an important matter central to public safety,” Grillo said.

Court documents and statements made in court indicate that Sumner is a Tier III sex offender with a lifetime registration requirement.

After his release from prison in Oklahoma in 2018, Sumner had been registering with Oklahoma authorities at an Oklahoma address, despite living in New Hampshire since early this year.

Sumner periodically returned to Oklahoma to update his registration, misleading authorities about his residency.

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