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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Webster County man charged with failing to register as a sex offender

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg, West Virginia, returned an indictment today charging Timothy A. Yeigh, 28, of Camden on Gauley, West Virginia, with failing to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Yeigh allegedly traveled in interstate commerce from West Virginia to Florida and failed to register and update his registration as a sex offender. Yeigh is required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under state law.

He was charged with one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.” He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine 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 is handling the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service is investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated November 1, 2016