Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A former resident of Johnstown, PA pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of failure to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Andrew Gere, 53, pleaded guilty to Count One of the Information before United States District Judge Stephanie Haines.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from on or about Feb. 2, 2021, to on or about July 20, 2021, Gere traveled in interstate commerce, and did knowingly, intentionally, and unlawfully, fail to register and update a registration, as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

Judge Haines scheduled sentencing for June 21, at 1:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard Jr. is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Gere.