FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 6, 2012
KANAWHA COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON TIME FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION LAW
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Kanawha County man was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison, followed by ten years of supervised release for failing to update his sex offender registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Christopher T. Cadle, 28, of Cross Lanes, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty in September.
On April 7, 2004, Cadle was convicted in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County, West Virginia of third degree sexual abuse. As a result of this sex offense conviction, Cadle was required to register as a sex offender for life.
An investigation conducted by the United States Marshals Service revealed that Cadle traveled in interstate commerce to the state of North Carolina, where he resided from June 9, 2011 until October 2011. Cadle registered as a sex offender with the Iredell County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department on June 10, 2011.
The investigation further revealed that at some time in October 2011, Cadle traveled in interstate commerce to West Virginia where he resided in Cross Lanes, Kanawha County. Cadle admitted that he did not update his sex offender registration in West Virginia as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Johnston handled the prosecution. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/wvs/PSCpage.html. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and follow the link named “Resources.”