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Ohio Native Gets Slap On The Wrist From Federal Judge For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Ohio native was given a half year in prison for being a sex offender in the territory, authorities said.

Jeffrey Cole, 57, of Colombus, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday on a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Cole to six months incarceration, three years of supervised release and a Special Assessment of $100.

Gomez also ordered Cole to perform 100 hours of community service. According to court records, Cole was convicted for voyeurism in the State of Ohio in 2009.

He moved to the Virgin Islands in 2018, and failed to register here.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service (USMS).

It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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