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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

February 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Morgantown Resident Enters Plea to
Failure to Update Registration
Under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 48 year old former Morgantown, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on February 8, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: ROBERT DALE RHODES entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with failure to update registration as a sex offender from March of 2011 to October of 2011, in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. RHODES was a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act knowingly failed to register and update his sex offender registration. RHODES, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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