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Jefferson County man admits to failure to register charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jordan Paul Plotner, of Charles Town, West Virginia, has admitted to a failure to register charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Plotner, 33, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Failure to Register.” Plotner, a person required to register as a sex offender because of a prior conviction, admitted to traveling across state lines without updating his information in the sex offender registry from April to November 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

Plotner is facing 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 Eleanor F. Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Marshals Service investigated.

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

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