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Ohio Man Admits to Sex Offender Registry Violation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Scott Allen Schafer, 54, of Millersburg, Ohio, pled guilty today to failing to update his sex offender registration.

According to court documents, Schafer is required to register as a sex offender because of a prior conviction involving a minor in Ohio in 2018. Schafer was living in Ritchie County, West Virginia, and failed to update his registration.

Schafer faces up to 10 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The United States Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated June 7, 2024

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