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Eastern Panhandle man indicted on sex offender charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin A. Parsons, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was indicted today on a sex offender registry violation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Parsons, age 33, is charged with one count of “Failure to Register.” Parsons is required to register as a sex offender after a sex offense conviction. Parson is accused of traveling from one state to another without registering and updating his sex offender registration from July to September 2019 in Berkeley County and elsewhere.

Parsons faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 Jeffrey A. Finucane is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshal Service investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 22, 2020

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