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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hancock County, WV man sentenced for child pornography offenses


WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Steve G. Singo, 35, of Weirton, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for receiving, possessing, and distributing images of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Evidence presented at a two day trial in March 2016 indicated that Singo utilized internet-based peer-to-peer file sharing technology to download and share files depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Authorities discovered Singo in possession of various images of child pornography at his residence in Hancock County, West Virginia.

Following the trial, a jury found Singo guilty of one count of “Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography,” and one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. 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 July 5, 2016