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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 31, 2017

Randolph County man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – William Kerr, Jr., of Elkins, West Virginia, was convicted today for possessing child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Kerr, age 74, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Kerr admitted to having a computer disk and other materials delivered to him through interstate commerce depicting images of prepubescent minors and minors under the age of 12.

Kerr faces up to twenty years 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated March 31, 2017