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Monongalia County man sentenced for child pornography charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Raymond David Bates, of Morgantown West Virginia, was sentenced today to 97 months of incarceration for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Bates, 44, pleaded guilty in November 2021 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Bates admitted to having child pornography depicting minors under the age of 12 in July and August of 2019 in Monongalia County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The FBI investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated April 18, 2022

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