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Date: 06-11-2021

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United States of America v. George Albert Romer

Case Number: 5:19-cr-00293

Judge: Frank W. Volk

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia ( County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Beckley, West Virginia sex trafficking a minor charge criminal defense lawyer lawyer represented Defendant, George Albert Romer, Jr. age 63.

t on October 31, 2019, Romer began communicating via a dating application with a person he understood to be a 15-year-old girl in Lewisburg, West Virginia. During the messages, Romer offered to pay the girl $100 to engage in sexual intercourse. On November 1, 2019, Romer drove from Buckhannon to Lewisburg and rented a hotel room in order to meet the minor. He was placed under arrest shortly thereafter.

Romer faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced on October 18, 2021. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

“The work of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force is critical in our efforts to combat child sexual exploitation,” said Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston. “I congratulate all those who worked on this case, including Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Rada Herrald and Courtney Cremeans, and the rest of the trial team for bringing this sex offender to justice.”


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