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Sex offender pleads guilty for failure to register in Russell Co.

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RUSSELL CO., AL (WSFA) -

A Russell County man is pleading guilty after being indicted for failing to register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Gregory Whidden was indicted in February of 2014 for failing to register and update registration required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after traveling in interstate commerce in violation of federal law.

Whidden was convicted of sexual abuse in the second degree in Russell County in 1987 and was required to register as a sex offender for life. He later moved to Florida and registered there in 2012. After relocating to Alabama, Whidden admitted to failing to register or update his registration.

Whidden faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and no less than five years of supervised release following his release from prison.

A sentencing hearing has yet to be set.

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