Illinois Man Sentenced for Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration & Absconding from Federal Supervision | USAO-WDWI

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Raynaldo Mendez, 44, South Beloit, Illinois, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 30 months in federal prison for failing to comply with sex offender registration, and an additional 24 months for revocation of his federal supervised release.  This prison term will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Mendez was required to comply with sex offender registration requirements as a result of two Illinois sexual assault convictions. At the time Mendez failed to comply with the requirements of this registration, he was serving a term of supervised release in connection to a 2006 federal drug offense.

Mendez is currently serving a prison sentence for sexually assaulting a minor in 2017 in Wisconsin. Judge Conley ordered the sentences imposed today to run consecutively to that prison sentence.

In sentencing Mendez, Judge Conley stated that Mendez presented a continuing danger to the community and had totally ignored conditions of federal supervision. Judge Conley noted that Mendez had absconded from supervision and failed to update his sex offender registration, in part, to elude officers investigating the 2017 sexual assault.

The charge against Mendez was the result of an investigation conducted by the Beloit (Wisconsin) and South Beloit (Illinois) Police Departments, and the U.S. Marshals Service.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor L. Kraus. 

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