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

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Ohio man sentenced for soliciting minor for child pornography

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – David Dorst, of Shade, Ohio, was sentenced today to 60 months of incarceration for a child pornography charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Dorst, age 59, pled guilty in December 2020 to one count of “Solicitation of Child Pornography.” Dorst admitted to asking a minor in Harrison County to send material of the minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The crime occurred in February 2020.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 17, 2021