Martinsburg man charged with failing to register as a sex offender
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Dustin Andrew Parsons, 30, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, with failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Parsons allegedly traveled in interstate commerce and failed to register and update his registration as a sex offender in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Parsons in required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law.
He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine 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 Shawn M. Adkins is handling the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service is investigating.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.