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Brooke Co. man accuses State Police of violating SORA


By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 10, 2018

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CHARLESTON — A Brooke County man is suing the state police, alleging breach of duty.

Brandon C. Poro filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against West Virginia State Police, alleging allege violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act.

According to the complaint, in 2014, after moving from Virginia to West Virginia, Poro says he is no longer under any duty to register under SORA or to comply with any other requirements of SORA as per the defendant's requirement that he should register as a sex offender when he moved to West Virginia. 

Poro alleges his obligation to re-register as a sex offender expired in November 2008, 10 years after his release from the penitentiary in November 1998.

Poro alleges the West Virginia State Police acted beyond its scope of authority and contrary to the stated purpose of SORA by requiring Brandon to re-register as a sex offender, violating the West Virginia Legislature's law that sex offenders are not required to register as sex offenders more than 10 years after their release from custody.

Poro seeks trial by jury, preliminary and permanent injunction, and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorney William E. Galloway of Galloway Law Offices in Weirton.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-L-793

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