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Morgan County man admits to child pornography charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gunner Scott Young, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, has admitted to a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Young, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Young admitted to having pornographic images involving minors under the age of 12 in June 2019 in Morgan County.

Young faces up to 20 years of 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 Kimberley D. Crockett is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated December 14, 2020

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