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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wiconisco PA Man Sentenced To 20 Months For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that TRAVIS WAYNE DARKES, age 32, of Wiconisco, PA, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, followed by 60 months of supervised release for Failure to Register as Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3).

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Seminole Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in September, 2013 and pled guilty in October, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about March, 2013 until on or about September 4, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received convictions from the State of Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, on or about December 20, 2006, for the offenses of Indecent Assault, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015