(KMOV) – A Cahokia man convicted of failure to register as a sex offender was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison on June 10.
Following release from imprisonment, Russell Mendell will serve a ten year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Mendell was also fined $150 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Mendell pleaded guilty to the charges on March 4.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat
the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the
Department of Justice.