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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Taylor County man and woman indicted on child pornography charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dallas Edward Weber, Jr. and Ashley Marie Weber, both of Thornton, West Virginia, were indicted today on a child pornography charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Dallas, 40, and Ashley, 37, were each indicted on one count of “Aiding and Abetting Production of Child Pornography.” Both are accused of using a minor child to engage in sexually explicit conduct and producing child pornography from that conduct in June 2020 in Taylor County.

Dallas and Ashley are each facing 15 to 30 years of 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 2, 2021