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Woman gets year for registration failure

By From staff reports

A Wayne County woman who failed to update her sex offender registration will spend a year in federal prison.

Tammy L. Payton was sentenced Monday to a year in prison and 10 years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers.

Payton, 42, of Crum pleaded guilty to failure to update in August, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said in a release.

Payton, who was convicted of complicity to commit rape and kidnapping in July 2011 in Lawrence County, Ohio, was required to update her registration. Her offenses involved a 13-year-old.

She admitted to traveling from Ohio to Crum between July and August 2007. Payton said she knowingly failed to update her registration in West Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Service and the Cabell Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Johnston handled prosecution. 


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