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Maryland man sentenced to more than 12 years for transporting a minor across state lines for sex

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Earle Ewing, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced to 151 months incarceration for 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” in August 2018. Ewing admitted to transporting a 12-year-old girl from Ranson, West Virginia, to Hagerstown, Maryland, to engage in sexual conduct.

Ewing was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,596.03. He will be on 40 years of supervised release after his sentence is served.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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

Updated December 4, 2018

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