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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Marion County man sentenced for possessing child pornography

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael P. Lough, 28, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration for possession of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Lough utilized an internet based website to access images of child pornography. In July 2015, using online surveillance and investigatory techniques, authorities discovered Lough to be in possession of various images of child pornography.
Lough pled guilty in March 2016 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the investigation.

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

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Updated February 21, 2017