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Hancock County, WV man convicted of possession of child pornography

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Ryan Bobby Schnettler, 25, of Weirton, West Virginia, was convicted of possession of child pornography today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Schnettler was discovered in possession of child pornography in October 2015 in Hancock County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to an Information charging him with “Possession of Child Pornography.”

Schnettler 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 West Virginia State Police investigated.

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

Updated February 1, 2016