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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 14, 2013

Three Individuals Sentenced In Federal Court

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three individuals were sentenced on January
7, 2013, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

GREGORY LYTE, JR., age 36, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment to be followed by 6 years of supervised release. LYTE entered a plea of guilty on September 12, 2012, to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine” on September 30, 2011, in Martinsburg. LYTE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug
& Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

LOREN CONSTANTINE BROWN, age 43, of Silver Springs, Maryland, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by 4 years of supervised release. BROWN entered a plea of guilty on September 13, 2012, to “Possession with Intent to Distribute 88.4 Grams of Crack Cocaine” on June 28, 2012, in Keyser, West Virginia. BROWN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow.

JAMES ALBERT WOLF, age 64, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment to be followed by 15 years of supervised release. WOLF entered a plea of guilty on September 13, 2012, to “Possession of Child Pornography.” During a search warrant executed on WOLF’S residence, several computers were seized which contained 30 still images and 59 video images of child pornography. WOLF, who is free on bond, will self- report to the designated Federal institution on February 11, 2013. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

Updated January 7, 2015