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Jefferson County man indicted on failure to register charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jordan Paul Plotner, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was indicted today on a failure to register charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Plotner is charged with one count of “Failure to Register.” Plotner, a person required to register as a sex offender because of a prior conviction, is accused of traveling across state lines without updating his information in the sex offender registry from April to November 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

Plotner is facing 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 Eleanor F. Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

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


Updated March 16, 2022

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