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Berkeley County man admits to possessing child pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Wesley Chalk, of Inwood, West Virginia, pled guilty today to possession of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Chalk, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Chalk admitted to having in his possession child pornography depicting a prepubescent minor and a minor under the age of 12. The crime occurred in August 2016 in Berkeley County.

Chalk faces up to twenty years and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated August 23, 2017

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