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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Clarksburg man sentenced to 20 years for distributing child pornography

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Hood, 34, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for transmitting images of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In August 2015, Hood utilized his smartphone to distribute and transmit images depicting a minor engaged in explicit conduct. Hood pled guilty in October 2015 to one count of “Transportation of Child Pornography.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated February 25, 2016