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

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ohio County man admits to child pornography charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kirk Grubler, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Grubler, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Grubler admitted to having images of child pornography depicting a child under the age of 12 in April 2017 in Ohio County.

Grubler 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

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Updated March 25, 2019