Campbell man Paul Douglas Scott indicted for failing to register as a sex offender

(STL.News) – A Campbell man was indicted for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

Paul Douglas Scott, 53, knowingly failed to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and a sex offender by reason of a conviction in Pinellas County Florida, in December 1999, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The United States Marshall Service investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Yasmine Makridis.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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