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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Marion County man indicted on child pornography charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Fairmont, West Virginia man was indicted by a federal grand jury today on a child pornography charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

James Timothy Cobb, age 56, was indicted on one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Cobb is accused of possessing child pornography in Marion County in September 2014.

Cobb 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 1, 2018