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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 23, 2017

Pocahontas County man pleads guilty to failing to update his sex offender registration

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Clifton R. Summerfield, 34, of Marlinton, West Virginia, pled guilty to failing to update his sex offender registration, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

From February 2016 through November 2016, Summerfield failed to register and update his registration as a sex offender in Pocahontas County, WV. Summerfield is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law. He pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.”

He faces up to ten years in prison 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 W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 23, 2017