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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 9, 2017

Berkeley County man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Saul Hicks Williams, 36, of Inwood, West Virginia was sentenced in federal court today to 36 months incarceration for failing to register as a sex offender, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, 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” in October 2016.

Assistant United States Attorney Anna K. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 9, 2017