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Caribou man sentenced to 3 years for failing to register as a sex offender

A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Caribou man to 3 years in prison for failing to register in Maine as a sex offender.

Judge Lance E. Walker, sitting in U.S. District Court in Bangor, also sentenced Stephen G. Olivo, 59, to 5 years of supervised release after he gets out of prison.

Olivo was convicted in October 1990 of aggravated felonious sexual assault in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, which required him to register as a sex offender for life, according to U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank.

At one point, he moved to Georgia, and then, in late 2014 or early 2015, to Aroostook County where he lived and worked, but failed to inform the sex offender registry in New Hampshire that he had left New Hampshire. He also never registered in Maine, as required.

Police arrested him in September 2018 once the violations were discovered.

According to the New Hampshire State Police, Olivo’s criminal history stretches back to 1978 when he was convicted of disorderly conduct. Since then, he has been convicted of 25 other crimes including theft by unauthorized taking in 1978, possession of marijuana in 1980, simple assault in 1984, witness tampering in 1986, 2nd degree assault in 2003, driving under the influence of drugs or liquor in 2010, and another DUI in 2012.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service conducted the initial investigation into Olivo’s current case and he pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in the Bangor federal court on Nov. 6, 2018.   

The district court judge sentenced Walker Tuesday following the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. Olivo faced up to 10 years in prison.

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