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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Wetzel County man sentenced for child pornography charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Daniel P. Sprowl, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 33 months incarceration for possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sprowl, age 54, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography” in April 2018. Sprowl admitted to possessing images of child pornography involving children under the age of 12 in November 2016 in Wetzel County. 

Sprowl was also ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution and ordered to forfeit his electronic devices used in the crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted 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.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 13, 2018