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

Friday, January 26, 2018

Jefferson County woman admits to possessing child pornography

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Harpers Ferry, West Virginia woman has admitted today to having child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Mindy Sue Snyder, age 33, waived her right to have her case presented before a federal grand jury and pled guilty to a one-count information of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Snyder admitted to having a computer disk and other materials that contained child pornography  in Jefferson County in September 2015. 

Snyder faces up to 20 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 David J. Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided. 

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Updated January 26, 2018