A Garland man on Thursday pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender when he moved from Massachusetts to Maine.

Roger Edward Picard, 66, entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Picard was convicted of raping a child in Massachusetts in 1983 and was required to register as a sex offender. He moved to Garland, in Penobscot County, in 2016 and failed to register, officials said. Picard was arrested in March.

He will be sentenced at a later date and faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years on supervised release.


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