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Monongalia County man sentenced for failure to register charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Steven Kokinda, of Westover, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 63 months of incarceration for a failure to register charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

After a three-day trial in October 2021, Kokinda, 43, 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.

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

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

Updated October 17, 2022

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