Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal recently sentenced  53-year-old Lane Dunseth of Casper for failure to register as a sex offender. Dunseth received 18 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a fine of $500 and a $100 special assessment. Dunseth was arrested on August 24 in Casper. According to the evidence presented in the case, on December 12, 1997, Dunseth was convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16 in California. Due to the felony sex offense, federal law requires the defendant to register as a sex offender.

Dunseth had previously complied with his registration obligations in Wyoming and other jurisdictions. However, when he arrived back in Wyoming at the beginning of June of this year, he failed to register as a sex offender. His failure to register was discovered after a Wyoming Game and Fish Warden questioned him about the resident fishing license he presented. The United States Marshals Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime.

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  1. The registration law is unconstitutional the law was applied to people who was sentenced before the law was even in force. So how do you give a offender a life sentence, without being sentence to that law. Now the person who got federal time after the law was put into law. 1996!!!

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