Chugiak man who failed to register as a sex offender sentenced to 9 months in federal prison

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 14:47

A Chugiak man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Donald Eugene Phillips, 37, was charged in July with one count with failure to register, according to a statement from Bryan Schroder, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. He subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday by Sr. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline.

While living in Oregon in 2010, Phillips was convicted of a sex crime related to the abuse of a 15-year-old girl who became pregnant with his child. He was required to register as a sex offender for 15 years, but last registered in Oregon in 2015 shortly before moving to Alaska, the prosecutor said.

An Oregon law enforcement officer discovered Phillips had moved to Alaska and contacted the Alaska Sex Offender Registry office, prosecutors said.

“While in Alaska, Philips knowingly failed to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act,” Schroder wrote.

Following his stay in prison, Phillips will be required to serve three years of supervised release.

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