ND sex offender arrested, accused of failing to report international travel
The United States Attorney for North Dakota says a Williston, ND man was arrested for Failure of Registered Sex Offender to Report International Travel.
Drew Wrigley says Leonard Barton Higdon made his initial appearance and was arraigned on the charges of Failure of Registered Sex
Offender to Report International Travel.
The trial has been scheduled for March 31st before Senior Judge Daniel L. Hovland.
Higdon is a registered sex offender based on his convictions under Georgia law for Statutory Rape of a 13 year old child on 10/28/1996 and Sexual Battery of a Child Under Age 16 on 8/28/2006.
Under Federal law, registered sex offenders must report all intended foreign travel to the registration authority 21 days in advance of any such travel and complete an international travel form with the US Marshal’s Service.
It is alleged that Higdon traveled outside of the United States at the end of November 2019 without reporting such intended travel and/or completing the international travel form.