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FBI, U.S. Marshals continue search for convicted sex offender

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service are leading the continued effort to locate convicted sex offender Mustafa Bazbaz who absconded earlier this month, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Leveraging their investigative resources and following all credible leads, the FBI and U.S. Marshals are doing everything they can to locate Bazbaz, 28, of Pittsburgh, who was under electronic monitoring in Western Pennsylvania pending sentencing when he was granted permission to leave his home to attend a worship session. He failed to return, prompting the current manhunt.

Bazbaz pled guilty in August 2014 to charges that he travelled across states lines to a Hancock County, West Virginia hotel in December 2013 and engaged in sexual conduct with a 15-year old female from Jefferson County, Ohio.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bazbaz is encouraged to contact Chad Simpson at the United States Marshals Service at 304-218-9286 or the FBI at 412-432-4000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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October 23, 2014

West Virginia man sentenced for failure to update sex offender registration

Wheeling man sentenced to 30 months in prison for possessing stolen firearm

Martinsburg man convicted of cocaine trafficking

Three sentenced for painkiller distribution

October 22, 2014

Two FCI Gilmer inmates convicted of unlawful possession of heroin

Federal inmate charged with witness tampering

Morgantown man charged with multiple drug trafficking offenses

Two Wheeling area men indicted on firearms charges

October 21, 2014

Lewis County man sentenced for painkiller distribution

Former USP Hazelton inmates sentenced for assaulting inmate and correctional officer

October 20, 2014

Upshur County man conceals armed robbery suspect, sentenced to four months in prison

Two FCI Morgantown inmates convicted of possessing contraband

Two sentenced for drug trafficking

Two sentenced on theft, fraud charges

Two Virginia men sentenced on firearms charges

West Virginia couple guilty of stealing from elderly victim to purchase beach house

October 16, 2014

Ohio man and two Wheeling natives charged with cocaine trafficking near local schools

October 15, 2014

Georgia man charged with drug trafficking near local schools

FBI, U.S. Marshals continue search for convicted sex offender

Former WV Division of Highways supervisor convicted in state court

October 9, 2014

Pennsylvania man convicted of selling cocaine in Bridgeport

Fairmont man convicted for selling cocaine near housing authority apartment building

Four sentenced for cocaine trafficking

Clarksburg woman convicted of distributing painkillers near playground

October 8, 2014

Ohio man with prior felony drug conviction discovered with firearm in West Virginia, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Federal inmate sentenced to life in prison for murdering another inmate

October 7, 2014

Three Sentenced in Painkiller Distribution Ring

October 6, 2014

Four Convicted of Heroin Trafficking

Martinsburg man sentenced to 151 months in prison for heroin distribution

Airline pilot convicted of sex offense on the run

October 2, 2014

Martinsburg man charged in Heroin death case

October 1, 2014

Trans Energy convicted of Clean Water Act Violations



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