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Wetzel County man admits to child pornography charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel P. Sprowl, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, has admitted to possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sprowl, age 54, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Sprowl admitted to possessing images of child pornography involving children under the age of 12 in November 2016 in Wetzel County. 

Sprowl 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Updated April 23, 2018

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