Endicott Sex Offender Back to Prison for Failing to Report Email Address
An Endicott sex offender will spend a year-and-a-half in jail and 20 years on probation for failing to update his email account to authorities.
Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Thomas Cargill has also been sentenced to another ten months for violating the conditions of his supervised release and ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.
Cargill had been registered as a sex offender due to a 2008 conviction in Maryland for possession of child porn.
The U.S. Attorney Northern District, Carla Freedman and United States Marshal for the Northern district of New York, David McNulty announced Cargill had maintained an unregistered email account in violation of the sex offender registry mandates.
The ten-month term for violating the terms of his parole was ordered to be served consecutive to the 18-month federal prison sentence.
Prosecutors say as part of his previously entered plea agreement, Cargill admitted that from November of 2016 through November 13 of 2021 he failed to register a Google email address he created on September 24, 2016.
Officials say Cargill admitted that, although he maintained his registration as a sex offender in the State of New York, he did not register one of the email accounts he had created in spite of knowing he has an obligation under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act or “SORNA” to do so.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigation Branch with assistance from the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York.
Prosecutors on local, state and federal levels say cracking down on predators' internet access can help protect vulnerable minors from becoming victims. Parents and guardians should always monitor and be aware of youngsters' online activities.