Portales man sentenced for failure to update sex offender registration

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            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Erich Deolax Riker, 44, of Portales, New Mexico, was sentenced today in federal court to seven years and three months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration.

            On Sept. 22, 2020, Riker pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with this offense. According to the indictment and other court records, Riker, under the name of Jamie Lee Wood, was previously convicted of three separate criminal sexual offenses in Minnesota.

            While living in Portales, New Mexico, Riker was arrested by the New Mexico State Police on Nov. 13, 2019, in the course of an unrelated criminal investigation. Riker had failed to register as a sex offender in Roosevelt County, New Mexico between Oct. 10, 2019, and Nov. 13,2019. He also had previously failed to register as a sex offender in Oregon and Minnesota.

            Upon his release from prison, Riker will be subject to five years of supervised release and a lifetime of sex offender registration pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act upon his release.

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            The Roswell office of the United States Marshal Service investigated this case with assistance from the New Mexico State Police. The Criminal Division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico prosecuted the case.

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