U.S. Marshals, Local Law Enforcement Arrest Sex Offender In Follansbee


 According to U.S. Marshals, the Wheeling panhandle of the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force tracked down a sex offender in Follansbee, WV.

Several law enforcement agencies combined to arrest Christopher Dion Cooper aka Christopher Barker, 29, in the 500 block of Mahan Avenue in Follansbee, WV on Wednesday. 

Cooper is alleged to have failed to register the Sex Offender Registry and Notification and charged federally for failing to register which is a violation of the Adam Walsh Act.

On March 22, 2006, Cooper was adjudicated guilty in Ohio County, West Virginia of First Degree Sexual Abuse (three counts) involving a minor, in violation of West Virginia Code.  As a result of this conviction, Cooper was sentenced to one to five years imprisonment per count to run consecutive.  Based on this conviction, Cooper is a person required to register as a sex offender.

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