Man charged with sex offender violation

A Buckhannon man is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of a $180,000 bond after authorities alleged he violated sex offender registration requirements.

Hank Heckman, 23, of 1742 Ivanhoe Road, is alleged to have failed to inform the authorities of having two email accounts and a Facebook account, according to a complaint filed in Upshur County Magistrate Court. He was taken into custody following a visit to his residence June 3 by the West Virginia State Police and the local probation office, according to the complaint.

The complaint stated that the accounts were not named in Heckman’s registration information.