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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Morgan County man indicted on child pornography charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gunner Scott Young, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, was indicted today on a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Young, age 28, is charged with one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Young is accused of having pornographic images involving minors under the age of 12 in June 2019 in Morgan County.

Young faces up to 20 years 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.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated January 23, 2020