Two sex offenders charged with failing to update registration
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned indictments today charging two convicted sex offenders with failing to properly update their registration, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Ronald Kisner, II, 29, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was convicted in November 2011 of “Abusive Sexual Assault” in the Northern District of West Virginia. Kisner is alleged to have moved from West Virginia to Frederick County, Virginia without updating his sex offender registration. He is charged with one count of “Failure to Register,” for which he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.
Robert Bruno Davis, 31, was convicted in 2002 of “Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor” in Ohio. Davis moved to Wheeling, West Virginia in September 2014 to live with Angela S. Goolie, 36. He allegedly failed to update his Ohio registration or to register in West Virginia. Davis is further alleged to have repeatedly discouraged potential witnesses from cooperating with authorities and providing information on his true living arrangements. In December 2014, Goolie expressly told authorities that Davis had not been living with her in Wheeling.
Davis is charged with one count of “Failure to Register and Update Registration as a Sex Offender,” for which he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. He is further charged with two counts of “Attempted Tampering with a Witness.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00 on each count. Goolie is charged with one count of “False Statement to Law Enforcement,” for which she faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.
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 defendants.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri is prosecuting Davis and Goolie and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Camilletti and Anna Krasinski are prosecuting Kisner on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated both cases.