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Oklahoma man sentenced for sex offender registry violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Marvin Gene McLaughlin, of Enid, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for 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” in June 2018. 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.

This case was 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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

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

Updated October 1, 2018

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