Failure To Register Draws Prison Time

Western Iowa man goes to federal prison for failing the register as a sex offender.

On Monday, December 17, 2012, Steven Wayne Kizer, age 64, last known address in Underwood, Iowa, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment for failing to register with the sex offender registry.

United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner, also ordered Kizer to serve a five-year term of supervised release following incarceration. On November 1, 2012, Kizer entered a guilty plea to failing to register with the Pottawattamie County, Iowa, Sheriff=s Office as required when he began residing in rural, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. In July of 2012, law enforcement determined that Kizer had been residing in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, under the name of Samuel Mitiouti, for approximately three months without registering with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff=s Office as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. It was determined that Kizer had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Monroe County , Indiana, Circuit Court, from which Kizer was attempting to elude arrest.

Kizer was required to register with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office as a result of an aggravated sexual assault of a child conviction out of the State of Texas.
The investigation was conducted by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal=s Service, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


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