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PEDOPHILE SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CHILD PORN CONVICTION

Andrew Oldaker collected more than 600 pictures and videos of child pornography

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Parkersburg pedophile who possessed hundreds of pictures and videos of child pornography was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Andrew Tracy Oldaker, 37, of Parkersburg, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty to the child pornography charges in December 2012. 

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said, “Pedophiles like Mr. Oldaker are logging into the Internet to steal the innocence of children.  It’s absolutely despicable and it’s infuriating.”

Goodwin continued, “I will continue to spare no effort to make sure that the perpetrators who exploit children are brought to justice.”

Oldaker collected more than 600 pictures and videos of children having sex or performing sexual acts. The child pornography was found on Oldaker’s computer after he downloaded it from the Internet.  Oldaker used the peer-to-peer file sharing program Frostwire to download, receive, and share the child pornography.   

Oldaker was previously convicted in August 1999 in the Circuit Court of Barbour County, West Virginia of first degree sexual abuse.   

The Federal Bureau of Investigation West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Nitro Police Department, the Parkersburg Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department and the Charleston Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Johnston handled the prosecution.  The sentence was handed down by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington.

Since January 2012, twenty-two defendants have been convicted as part of U.S. Attorney Goodwin’s ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.  Sixteen defendants have been sentenced to a total of more than 51 years (819 months, to be exact) in federal prison.  The remaining six defendants currently await sentencing. 

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