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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Berkeley County man charged with failure to register as a sex offender

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Saul Hicks Williams, 35, of Inwood, West Virginia with failure to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

From September 2015 through November 2015, Williams failed to register and update his registration as a sex offender in Berkeley County, WV. Williams is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law, to wit: Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, in the Circuit Court of Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Williams is charged with one count of “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is handling the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service is investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 6, 2016