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Harrison County man indicted for possessing child pornography

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Anthony Siglinger, of Gypsy, West Virginia, was indicted by a grand jury sitting in Wheeling today for possession and distribution of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Siglinger, age 42, was indicted on one count of “Distribution of Child Pornography” and one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Siglinger is accused of distributing and receiving child pornography and having in his possession child pornography depicting a prepubescent minor and a minor under the age of 12. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in December 2015 and May 2016 in Harrison County.

Siglinger faces up to twenty years and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count. 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 Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 4, 2017