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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Marion County man charged with child pornography charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Allen Bowman, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was indicted today on child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Bowman, age 31, is charged with two counts of “Production of Child Pornography.” Bowman is accused enticing a minor into sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of pictures to distribute electronically. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July 2019 in Marion County.

Bowman faces at least 15 years and up to 30 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Monongah Police Department investigated.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 8, 2020