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Sex offender arrested in Raleigh County

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ECCLES (WVVA) - A sex offender has been arrested in Raleigh County for failing to register.

Norman Sharp, 38, of Eccles turned himself into police Friday. Sharp must register as a sex offender due to a 2006 conviction of third-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old female in Pocahontas County.

He must register as a sex offender for life.

Sharp was arrested on two counts of Failure to Register -- both second offenses. He maintains a prior conviction for failing to register through Pocahontas County.

Failure to register for a second or subsequent time could bring a 10-25 year prison sentence.

Sharp is being held at Southern Regional Jail on $25,000 bond.

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