A Lawrence man was charged in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said Friday.
Federal prosecutors said Lucian Carlos Simmons, 32, was required to register and update his registration under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act when he came to Kansas in November 2007.
In 2001, Simmons was convicted in Illinois of having sex with a 12-year-old girl, the U.S. attorney’s office said. He was sentenced to probation, required to pay support for the girl’s child and ordered to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000, prosecutors said.
The man’s court appearance hasn’t been scheduled, said Jim Cross, spokesman for acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker.