Kenner Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Sex Offender Registration Laws

          On last week, Albert Parnell of 3701 California Ave. Kenner, LA., age 34, pled guilty to Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Parnell was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2017 arrest.

          In May of 2017, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with Albert Parnell, a convicted sex offender, at the address provided on his sex offender registration. Deputies were unable to locate Parnell or make contact with him via telephone on phone numbers he provided. Deputies learned that Parnell was not actually residing at the address provided for the sex offender registry. A warrant of arrest was issued for Parnell who was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. Parnell has a 2011 conviction in Jefferson Parish for Sexual Battery.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Parnell was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.