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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2020

Berkeley County man sentenced for child pornography charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Alan Himelright, of Inwood, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 121 months incarceration for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Himelright, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Child Pornography” in September 2019. Himelright admitted to distributing child pornography in October 2018 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 13, 2020