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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Maryland man admits to transporting a minor across state lines for sex

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Earle Ewing, of Hagerstown, Maryland, has admitted to transporting a 12-year-old across state lines for sex, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ewing, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity.” Ewing admitted to transporting a 12-year-old girl from Ranson, West Virginia, to Hagerstown, Maryland, to engage in sexual conduct.

Ewing faces up to 30 years 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 30, 2018