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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Monongalia County man guilty of failure to register charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Steven Kokinda, of Westover, West Virginia, was found guilty today of a failure to register charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

After a three-day trial, Kokinda, 42, was found guilty of one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registry.” Kokinda, who was previously convicted of sex offenses against children and child pornography charges, failed to update his sex offender registration after traveling from Vermont and New Jersey to West Virginia in August 2019.

Kokinda is facing up to 10 years of 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brandon S. Flower and Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Marshal Service, the West Virginia State Police, and the Elkins Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

 

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Updated October 21, 2021