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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Local Sex Offender Sentenced For Failure To Update Registration


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kevin William Ward, 48, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Ward was convicted in 2000 of “Second Degree Rape” in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland. As a result of that conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender.

An investigation by the United States Marshals Service revealed that in February 2014, Ward moved from West Virginia to Ocala, Florida without updating his sex offender registration. Ward pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Failure to Register as Sex Offender.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 7, 2015