Wiconisco PA Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Register As Sex Offender
Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that TRAVIS WAYNE DARKES, age 32, of Wiconisco, PA, pled guilty to Failure to Register as Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3).
The charges are a result from an investigation by the Seminole Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in September, 2013.
The Indictment alleged that from in or about March, 2013 until on or about September 4, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received convictions from the State of Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, on or about December 20, 2006, for the offenses of Indecent Assault, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.
The statutory range of punishment is no more than 10 years imprisonment, 5 years to life on supervision and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.