Waterbury mechanic pleads guilty to failing to register as sex offender
September 8, 2020
A 48-year-old Waterbury man who worked as a mechanic pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in Connecticut after he was convicted of sexually abusing a child in Alabama, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Yamil Diaz faces up to 10 years in prison on the charge, a news release from the office of John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said.
In May of last year, Diaz was convicted of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 in Alabama and sentenced to 10 years in prison— a sentence that was suspended after seven months of imprisonment. He was also given two years of supervised probation, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Diaz registered as a sex offender in Alabama in July 2019. “In August 2019, Diaz traveled from Alabama to Connecticut and, from at least November 2019 to February 24, 2020, he resided and worked as a mechanic in Waterbury,” the press release said.
During that time, he failed to register as a sex offender in Connecticut, a requirement under federal law.
In September, a warrant was issued for Diaz’s arrest out of Coffee County, Alabama claiming he violated the terms of his probation. U.S. marshals arrested him in February, and he has been in custody since, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Diaz is due to appear in federal court for his sentencing Nov. 30.