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Doddridge County man sentenced for sex offender registry violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyler Patrick Pietschmann, of Greenwood, West Virginia, was sentenced today to time served and five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pietschmann, age 21, will serve the first three months of his supervised release on home detention. He pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration” in September 2019. Pietschmann, a person required to register as a sex offender, admitted to traveling from Pennsylvania to West Virginia without updating his sex offender registration from December 2018 to February 2019.

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 Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshal Service investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated December 18, 2019

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