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Jefferson County woman sentenced for possessing child pornography

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mindy Sue Snyder, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 24 months incarceration for having child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

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” in January 2018. Snyder admitted to having a computer disk and other materials that contained child pornography in Jefferson County in September 2015. Once her sentence is served, Snyder will be on supervised release for 15 years.

This case is 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 West Virginia State Police investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided. 

Updated May 21, 2018

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