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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Randolph County man admits to child porn charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jack Carl Rice, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Rice, age 62,  pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Rice admitted to having images of child pornography depicting minors under the age of 12 in January 2018 in Harrison County.

Rice 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 David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia State Police, and the Bridgeport Police Department investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 13, 2020