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LEXINGTON, Ky. – In separate indictments, two men residing in Salt Lick, Ky., Clinton Anthony Peterson, 29, and Brandon Phillip Camous, 27, were indicted on Thursday, on federal charges of failing to register as sex offenders.

The indictments allege that from January 2016, continuing through September 17, 2020, both Peterson and Camous resided in Nicholas County and elsewhere; and while living there, they failed to register under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  Both were charged with knowingly failing to register under SORNA, after qualifying prior convictions.           

The investigation preceding the indictments was conducted jointly by the U.S. Marshals Service and Kentucky State Police.

Peterson is scheduled to appear before the United States District Court, in Lexington, on October 8, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Camous is scheduled to appear on October 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. If convicted, both face a maximum of 10 years in prison.  However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statutes governing the imposition of sentences.

            Any indictment is an accusation only.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.                                                                                                               

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