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

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ohio man charged with failure to update sex offender registration

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today charging Richard Doman, 46, of Lorain, Ohio, with failing to properly register as a convicted sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Doman was convicted in 2003 of "Statutory Sexual Assault" and "Indecent Assault" in the Court of Common Pleas of York County, Pennsylvania. As a result of that conviction, he is required to register as a sex offender. Doman is alleged to have moved from Ohio to West Virginia in 2014 without updating his sex offender registration.

Doman is charged with one count of "Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration." He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service is leading the investigation.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 8, 2016