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Monongalia County man charged for child pornography offenses

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Harp, age 38, of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been charged with possession and receipt of child pornography.

According to court documents, Harp allegedly possessed and received child pornographic images online. Some of the images involved children under the age of 12.  

Harp is facing up to 20 years for the possession of child pornography charge and faces at least five years and up to 20 years in federal prison for each of three counts of receipt of child pornography. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Conklin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated November 7, 2023

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