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Ohio man sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 50 months incarceration for a sex charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Scott, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct” in June 2019. Scott admitted to traveling from Ohio to Harrison County, West Virginia, to engage in illegal sexual conduct in February 2019.

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

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated November 6, 2019

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