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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Washington, DC man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James E. Kelson, 53, of Washington, DC was sentenced in federal court today to 30 months incarceration for failing to register as a sex offender, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

From August 2012 through July 2016, Kelson failed to register and update his registration as a sex offender in Berkeley County, WV. Kelson is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law, to wit: attempted second degree child sexual abuse, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Kelson pled guilty to one count of “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender” in November 2016.

Assistant United States Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated February 6, 2017