Yamil Diaz Sentenced to Prison for Violating ‘SORNA’

Yamil Diaz Sentenced to Prison for Violating ‘SORNA’

Alabama Man, Yamil Diaz Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

(STL.News) Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that YAMIL DIAZ, 48, formerly of Alabama, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for failing to register as a sex offender.

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), which was passed by Congress in 2006 as part of the Adam Walsh Act, provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in the United States and seeks to strengthen the nationwide network of sex offender registration and notification programs.  In part, SORNA requires registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in May 2019, Diaz was convicted in Alabama of attempted sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age.  He received a sentence of 120 months of incarceration, suspended after seven months, and two years of supervised probation. 

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