SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- A Silver Spring man will serve 10 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, say authorities.
Thirty-five-year-old Ricky F. Barnes was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md. on Friday. He will have two years of supervised release after he gets out of prison.
In April 2000, Barnes was sentenced in D.C. for second degree child sexual abuse and attempted kidnapping. After getting out of prison he initially complied with the requirement to register but seven years later he was convicted in Montgomery County for failing to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to six months of probation.
Barnes then registered in D.C. until 2010. In January of that year, he got a Maryland driver's license with a Silver Spring address. In June, he told the D.C. Sex Registry Offender Office he was leaving the country and would be gone for a little more than a year. Barnes, however, never left and continued to live in Maryland. He did not register as a sex offender in Maryland as required by law.