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Jefferson County man indicted for failing to register

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Patrick Allen Darlington, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was indicted today on a failure to register charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Darlington, 42, was indicted on one count of “Failure to Register.” Darlington, a person required to register as a sex offender because of a prior conviction, is accused of traveling across state lines without updating his sex offender registration from August 2020 to March 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

Darlington faces up to 10 years of 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated.

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

Updated May 18, 2021

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