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.
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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.