Richard Martinez Jr., 39, of Boise pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court of failing to register as a sex offender, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson.
Martinez was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 11.
Martinez was convicted by the Department of the Army in July 2011 of possessing child pornography, according to Olson. As a result of that conviction, Martinez was required to register as a sex offender and keep his registration up to date.
Martinez was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in Ada County in 2015. After being released from custody that February, Martinez registered with the state, listing his residence as a hotel in Boise. Martinez moved from the hotel in May, but he did not update his registration, Olson’s news release said.
Boise detectives arrested Martinez in Garden City on July 8. He admitted to having moved to a new residence four to six weeks earlier without updating his registration.
The charge of failure to register as a sex offender is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and five years to a lifetime of supervised release.
Martinez is scheduled for sentencing May 6 visiting U.S. District Judge Dee V. Benson.