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Suffolk man pleads guilty to failing to register as a sex offender

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Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-31 08:05:42-04

A 23-year-old Suffolk man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Victor Montrez Buggs, 23, of Suffolk, Va., was indicted on June 5, 2013, by a federal grand jury in a one-count indictment charging him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Buggs faces a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment when he is sentenced on October 29, 2013.

According to a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Buggs was convicted of Child Molestation in the state of Georgia in 2008. After serving a prison sentence, he was required to register as a sex offender any place he lived, worked or attended school.

In January 2013, Buggs left Georgia and moved to Suffolk, Virginia, where he worked at a restaurant. He never registered as a sex offender in Virginia and was arrested in May 2013 for failure to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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