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Cabell County man sentenced to over four years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Cabell County man was sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for a child pornography crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Mark Allen Angle, 47, of Milton, previously pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. As part of his sentence, Allen will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Angle admitted that on March 19, 2015, he possessed images of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were found by investigators on his personal computer and media devices in his residence in Milton. The investigation additionally revealed that Angle was using peer-to-peer file sharing programs to download, receive, and distribute child pornography.

The West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston is in charge of the prosecution. Chief United States District Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

This case was brought as part of an ongoing initiative of the United States Attorney's Office to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia. 

Updated August 22, 2016