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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2016

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Barker, 27, of Follansbee, West Virginia was sentenced to 15 months in prison for failure to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Barker, who is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, traveled in interstate commerce from Pennsylvania to West Virginia to take up residence in West Virginia in November 2015. He knowingly failed to register and update his sex offender registration.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated August 8, 2016