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Monongalia County man sentenced for possession of child pornography

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel Frohnhofer, 44, of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Frohnhofer was previously convicted of “Criminal Sexual Penetration” in 1996 in New Mexico, “Felony Menacing – Real/Simulated Weapon” in 2008 in Colorado, “Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements” in 2008 in Texas, and “False Imprisonment” in 2009 in New Mexico.

Through an investigation by the West Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Frohnhofer was discovered in possession of various images of child pornography. He pled guilty in August 2015 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016