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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former Marshall County, WV teacher convicted of possession of child pornography

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Duane David Will, Jr., 33, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was convicted today of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Will repeatedly downloaded images of child pornography in April 2014 while employed as a teacher at John Marshall High School in Marshall County, West Virginia.

Will pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016