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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Oklahoma man admits to sex offender registry violation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Marvin Gene McLaughlin, of Enid, Oklahoma, has admitted to a sex offender registry violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McLaughlin, age 58, pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” McLaughlin, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, admitted to traveling from Oklahoma to Marion County, West Virginia without updating his sex offender registration in January 2018.

McLaughlin faces up to 10 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 5, 2018