MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Darrell Edward Lynch, Jr., age 53, of Kingston, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.
The charges arose from investigations by the United States Marshals Service and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.
On November 7, 2022, Lynch pleaded guilty to one count of failing to register as a sex offender. According to U.S. Marshals, between April 18 and May 3, 2022, Lynch, a convicted sex offender, changed his residence within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and knowingly failed to update his registration in violation of the law. Lynch, who received a felony conviction in 1998 for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in the State of Texas, is required to register or update his registration as a sex offender every ninety days.
The Honorable Rodney W. Sippel, Senior U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, sitting by assignment, presided over the hearings in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Lynch will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.
Special Assistant United States Attorney Genevieve Ozark represented the United States.