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Harrison County man sentenced after he admits to sex offender charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Scotty Lee Morris, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration after he admitted to failing to update his sex offender registration, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Morris, age 48, pled guilty today to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” Morris failed to update his sex offender registration in October 2018 in Harrison 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 Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshal Service investigated. 

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

Updated October 11, 2019

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