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Ohio man convicted of possession of child pornography

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Alex J. Galensky, 32, of, Martins Ferry, Ohio, was convicted today in federal court of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

During an investigation by the West Virginia State Police, Galensky was discovered in May 2014 in possession of child pornography involving a minor under the age of 12.

Galensky pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016