Hampton Man pleads guilty to failing to register as a sex offender
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Victor C. Arrington, 52, of Hampton, Va., pleaded guilty today to failing to register as a sex offender.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by Magistrate District Judge Douglas E. Miller.
Arrington was indicted on May 15, 2012 by a federal grand jury for failing to register as a sex offender. Arrington faces a maximum penalty of ten years when he is sentenced on December 12, 2012.
According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Arrington was convicted in August, 1999 of sex offense, third offense, in Prince George’s County Maryland. As a result, he was considered a violent sex offender required under Maryland law to register every six months for life and to notify authorities if he changed his address or moved out of state. Arrington was released from prison in 2005 and registered in a timely manner. He last registered in Maryland in 2010. In late 2010, or early 2011, Arrington came to Virginia to live with his mother in Hampton, Virginia. On May 2, 2012, he was arrested for speeding in Emporia, Virginia and a record check revealed he was wanted in Maryland for failing to register as a sex offender.
This case was investigated by U. S. Marshal’s Service. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.