Sept. 7 – A Morgantown man faces federal charges for allegedly failing to update his sex offender registration with the West Virginia State Police before traveling to Mexico with his wife, which is a requirement.
After crossing the US-Mexico border in Texas, Scott David Bixler, 42, of Morgantown, and his wife were arrested by police in Mexico.
According to a press release from the office of U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, Mexican authorities tracked down the couple after learning that “Bixler tried to buy a seven-year-old girl for $5,000,” leading to arrests of both husband and wife. they were found in possession of methamphetamine.
The Bixlers were said to have been in possession of two stun air rifles and a cell phone signal jammer at the time of the arrest.
It’s unclear what charges the couple will face in Mexico; However, Scott Bixler has been sued in US court for failing to update his sex offender registry.
The name of Bixler’s wife was not immediately released.
Assistant US Attorney Sarah Wagner is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the United States Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police.