Ronald Lewis Kercher – Offers Education to Sex Offenders – What happens when you refuse to follow the rules

A Billings man wanted for allegedly violating the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act has been captured by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Montana Violent Offender Task Force.

Ronald Lewis Kercher, 29, is required to register as a sex offender after a November 30, 1998 conviction for felony sexual intercourse without consent in Jefferson County.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection Act requires that a person must register as a sexual offender if convicted in a state court, and has traveled in interstate commerce to reside in a new state. The offender must register his or her new address within three business days.

Kercher was arrested at his residence located at 137 Jack Street in Billings, Monday morning. He is alleged to have failed to register as a sex offender after traveling in interstate commerce.

U.S. Marshal, Dwight Mackay, says a number of events led up to Kercher’s capture. He was arrested on March 14, 2008 and failed to show in court. A warrant was issued for his arrest. On September 4, 2008 he was captured in Georgia and served some time. Once out, he failed to register as a sex offender and the current warrant was issued.

Kercher stood before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Ostby during his initial appearance. He is under the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending further court proceedings.

The 29 year old faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Published in: on January 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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