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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Oklahoma man indicted for sex offender registry violation

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA –Marvin Gene McLaughlin, of Enid, Oklahoma, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a sex offender registry violation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McLaughlin, age 58, was indicted on one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” McLaughlin, a person required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, is accused of 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.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 3, 2018