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

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Martinsburg man pleads guilty to failing to register as a sex offender

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin Andrew Parsons, 30 of Martinsburg, West Virginia, pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Parsons admitted to traveling in interstate commerce and failing to register and update his registration as a sex offender in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Parsons is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law.

Parsons pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Register.” He faces up to ten years in prison 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 Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated December 2, 2016