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Berkeley County man sentenced for child pornography charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeffrey Allen Johnson, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to one year of home confinement and a lifetime of supervision for having child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Johnson, age 51, pleaded guilty in February 2020 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Johnson admitted to having more than 600 images of child pornography in May 2019 in Berkeley County.

Johnson was also ordered to pay $10,000 in assessments toward a victim assistance fund.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated.

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

Updated June 8, 2021

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