OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist
October 23, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reynoldsville Resident Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 47-year old Reynoldsville, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on October 17, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: GORDON MAYS, JR. was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision. MAYS entered a plea of guilty on April 2, 2012, to one count of Accessing with Intent to View Child Pornography via his computer and the internet on October 30, 2010, in Reynoldsville. MAYS, who is on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on January 4, 2013.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit.
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.
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