Harrisburg man facing federal charge for failing to register as sex offender

Joseph Wayne Acevedo

HARRISBURG, Pa.–A Harrisburg man was charged Wednesday in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Joseph W. Acevedo, 31, was convicted of indecent assault on a 6-year-old child in York County in 2006, according to  United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler.  Because of the conviction, Acevedo was required to register as a sex offender in any place he lived, worked or attended school and was also required to update his registration on a quarterly basis. Acevedo is charged with failing to update his registration as a convicted sex offender as required by law.

The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and the United States Marshals Service. Prosecution is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Clancy.

The maximum penalty under federal law is 10 years in prison.