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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Harrison County man indicted for failing to update his sex offender registration

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gordon Eugene Mays, Jr., of Reynoldsville, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a sex offender charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Mays, age 55, was indicted on one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” Mays, a person required to register as a sex offender, is accused of failing to update his registration in September 2018.

Mays 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 Brandon S. Flower 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.

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Updated November 5, 2019