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Harrison County man sentenced for child pornography

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeremy Smith, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 51 months incarceration for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Smith, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography” in October 2018. Smith admitted to possessing images of a child under the age of 12 in March 2018 in Harrison County.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated March 7, 2019