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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina –--United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Columbia, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Leesville Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Charles W. Naumann, age 31, of Leesville, South Carolina was charged in a 1-count indictment.  Charles W. Naumann was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18 , U. S. C. §2250(a).  The maximum penalty Naumann could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, and a lifetime term of supervised release.  The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service and Lexington County Sheriff's Office and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Nabors Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.  This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Rock Hill Woman Indicted for Misappropriation of Veterans’ Benefits by a Fiduciary
Carolyn Alexa Petersen, a/k/a “Alexa Oliver,” age 39, of Rock Hill, South Carolina was charged in a 1-count indictment.  Petersen was charged with Misappropriation of Veterans' Benefits by a Fiduciary, a violation of Title 38, U. S. C. § 6101.  The maximum penalty Petersen could receive is 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Nabors Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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