MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – A Martinsburg man has been sentenced to a year in prison after prosecutors say he falsified his passport.

US Attorney William Ihlenfeld

U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld announced this week that Bobby Allen Stark, age 52, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for falsifying his passport.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Stark was charged with sexual assault
of a child in El Paso County, Colorado in April 2022 and ordered to surrender his passport. Upon
returning to his home in Martinsburg, Stark applied for a new passport, claiming on the application
form that he had lost the old one. He was able to obtain a new passport and shortly before his
scheduled plea hearing in the Colorado case, Stark flew to Guyana, a country on South America’s
North Atlantic coast, where he was later apprehended.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyla Kane and Kimberley Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the
The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service investigated. The U.S. Marshals
Service assisted.
U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.