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Berkeley County man sentenced to more than 8 years for child pornography charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Lee Myers, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, was sentenced Monday to 97 months incarceration for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Myers, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography” in August 2018. Myers admitted to having child pornography on his computer in October 2017.

Myers will be on supervised release for 30 years after he completes his supervision.

This case was 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 Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated. 

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

Updated December 4, 2018

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