Man pleads guilty to sex-registry offense

Published 10:11 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Suffolk man pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to failing to register as a sex offender.

Victor Montrez Buggs, 23, was indicted June 5 by a federal grand jury on one count of failure to register as a sex offender. He will be sentenced Oct. 29 and could face as much as 10 years in prison, according to Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Buggs was convicted of child molestation in Georgia in 2008. After serving a prison sentence, Buggs was required to register as a sex offender any place he lived, worked or attended school, according to MacBride.

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But when Buggs left Georgia in January and moved to Suffolk to work in a restaurant, MacBride stated in a press release, he never registered. Buggs was arrested in May.