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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hedgesville Sex Offender Charged With Failure To Register

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A sex offender who moved from Arizona to West Virginia has been indicted for failing to register his status as required by federal law.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Fouad Irvin FAKHRA, age 28, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was charged with “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.” FAKHRA has a prior felony conviction for “Endangering the Welfare of a Child” in Platte County, Missouri, and is alleged to have failed to register as a sex offender after he moved to West Virginia in 2013.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin.

An indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015