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Lincoln County man pleads guilty for failing to register as sex offender

December 9, 2017 GMT

CHARLESTON — A Lincoln County man faces up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to failing to register as a sex offender, according to U.S. Attorney Carol Casto.

Cody Matthew Wroblewski, 32, of Harts, West Virginia, also faces a term of federal supervised release of at least five years and up to life following his sentence.

Wroblewski admitted that from January 2017 until his arrest on Aug. 30, he failed to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. On Aug. 30, Wroblewski was located and arrested at his residence on Bag Harts Creek Road in Lincoln County.

Wroblewski was required to register as a sex offender because of a 2011 South Carolina conviction for third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was also previously convicted in 2012 in South Carolina for failing to update his sex offender registration.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is in charge of the prosecution. Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston presided over the plea hearing.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information, visit www.justice.gov/psc.