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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Martinsville Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography


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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jonathan Harman, 26, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that Harman utilized the internet and peer-to-peer file sharing networks to access and download images and videos containing child pornography.

Harman pled guilty in July 2014 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of "Possession of Child Pornography," including at least one image involving a prepubescent minor and a minor who had not attained 12 years of age. He was sentenced to five years of probation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 7, 2015