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Michael Horn

JULIAN — A registered sex offender living in Julian failed to register a social media account with authorities and faces a charge.

Michael L. Horn, 38, was charged with failure to provide notice of registration changes after a West Virginia State Trooper, operating on a tip, verified that Horn was operating a Facebook account under the name of “Mike Lee.”

According to a report prepared by Corporal KD Harper, the trooper located the account in question and found that it had a profile picture of Horn attached to it.

Harper confirmed that Horn had registered as a sex offender on Nov. 18, 2019, but said he did not provide any information about social media accounts at that time.

Horn’s registration as a sex offender stems from a conviction in 2015 in Lee County, Florida, on the charge of “traveling to meet minor to commit unlawful sexual offense.”

As of CVN print deadline, horn was not held at the Southwestern Regional Jail.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@hdmediallc.com or at 304-307-2401.