Former Brooke County resident indicted on sex offender registry violation

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher J. Schragl, a former Brooke County man, is facing a charge involving his sex offender registration, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Schragl, 45, was indicted today on one count of “Failure to Register.” Schragl, a person required to register as a sex offender, is accused of traveling to West Virginia from another state without updating his registration. The crime allegedly occurred from May to December 2021 in the Northern District of West Virginia.

Schragl faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Marshals Service, the West Virginia State Police, the Texas Rangers, and the Nevada State Police investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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