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Charleston, WV man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

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A man from Charleston, WV was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 26, to 29 months in jail for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

According to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Sam Bailey, Jr. plead guilty for violating SORNA's requirement that a sex offender update his registration when moving to another state or changing employment.

The news release says Bailey moved from Kanawha County, WV to Columbus, OH in 2012, but failed to register as a sex offender at his new residence.

According to the news release, Bailey's sex-offender status stemmed from a first-degree rape conviction that occurred in Monroe County, NY in 1979.

The news release goes on to say that at the time of Bailey's SORNA violation, he was on a federal supervised release for an unrelated drug conviction, and that his SORNA violation also constituted a violation of his supervised release conditions.

According to the news release, Bailey's sentence comprises 21 months' imprisonment for the SORNA violation, eight months' imprisonment for the supervised release violation, five years of supervised release after incarceration, as well as a lifetime sex-offender registration requirement.