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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Berkeley County man pleads guilty to failing to register as a sex offender

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Saul Hicks Williams, 36, of Inwood, West Virginia pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in federal court today, 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. He pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.”

He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated October 11, 2016