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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. Man Convicted Of Failure To Update Sex Offender Registration


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Celot Jay Carr, Jr., 38, of Washington, D.C., was convicted today of failure to update his sex offender registration after relocating to West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

In December 2006, Carr was convicted of “Second Degree Child Abuse” in the District of Columbia Superior Court for engaging in sexual activity with a minor. As a result, Carr is required to register as a sex offender. Upon his release, Carr registered with the District of Columbia Sex Offender Registry. Carr failed to update his sex offender registration when he subsequently relocated from Washington D.C. to Westover, West Virginia in January 2013.

Carr pled guilty today to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration” after a U.S Marshals Service and West Virginia State Police investigation. He faces up to 10 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 7, 2015