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Ohio man admits to crossing state lines to have illegal sexual contact

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James Vincent Scott, of Hudson, Ohio, has admitted to a sex charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Scott, age 31, pled guilty last week to one count of “Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct.” Scott admitted to traveling from Ohio to Harrison County, West Virginia, to engage in illegal sexual conduct in February 2019.

Scott faces up to 30 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae Demasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated June 4, 2019

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