Jefferson County man sentenced for sex offender registry violation

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Frederick M. Hilliard, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months of incarceration for a sex offender registry charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Hilliard, 66, pleaded guilty in August 2021 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.

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

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

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