Jefferson County man admits to sex offender registry violation


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Frederick M. Hilliard, of Charles Town, West Virginia, has admitted to a sex offender registry charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Hilliard, 66, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Failure to Register.” Hilliard admitted to not updating his sex offender registration from February to October 2019 in Jefferson County, as required by law, because of a rape conviction in Pennsylvania.

Hilliard faces up to 10 years of incarceration and 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.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.


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