Lancaster man pleads guilty to failing to register as sex offender

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comSeptember 9, 2013 

— A Lancaster man was convicted Monday for failing to register as a sex offender, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Bryan Yarnell Huntley, 34, pleaded guilty in federal court in Columbia for failing to register. Huntley was convicted for taking indecent liberties with a child in Union County, N.C., in February 2004.

He has yet to be sentenced, but faces up to 10 years in federal prison and up to a lifetime term of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Under N.C. law, Huntley was supposed to have registered immediately upon conviction if he didn’t serve jail time or within three business days of release from prison. He also was supposed to have updated police of his address every few months or any time he moved.

Huntley was investigated and brought to trial as a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide program designed to combat exploitation of children.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072