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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ohio man indicted for crossing state lines to have illegal sexual contact

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – James Vincent Scott, of Hudson, Ohio, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a sex charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Scott, age 31, was indicted on one count of “Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct.” Scott is accused of 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 cases on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

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

Updated April 2, 2019