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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hancock County man admits to child pornography charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Dziatkowicz, of Weirton, West Virginia, admitted today to possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Dziatkowicz, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Dziatkowicz admitted to having child pornography in February 2015 in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Dziatkowicz faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided. 

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Updated March 29, 2018