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Monongalia County man admits to sex offender registry violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Earnest Parrie Dille, of Morgantown, West Virginia, ahas admitted to failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dille, age 63, pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” Dille, a person required to register as a sex offender, is accused of traveling from Idaho to West Virginia without updating his sex offender registration from January 2018 to April 2019.

Dille faces up to 10 years incarceration 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.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshal Service investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated August 29, 2019

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