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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2022

Ohio County man sentenced for child pornography charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Zachary Musilli, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to 5 years probation for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Musilli, 26, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Musilli admitted to having child pornography with some depicting children under the age of 12 in March 2021 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The FBI, the West Virginia Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Wheeling Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated July 7, 2022