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Berkeley County man sentenced for sex offender registry violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory Keith Parr, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to nine months incarceration for a sex offender registration violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Parr, age 61, pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Register” in April 2018. Parr, who had previously been convicted of a sex offense in Michigan, admitted to traveling across state lines without updating his sex offender registration, as required by law, in December 2017 in Berkeley County. 

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

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

Updated July 31, 2018

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