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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Former Logan County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Wiretapping Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A former Logan County resident pleaded guilty today to a federal wiretapping charge.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Randall Dwight Holden II, 33, admitted to secretly recording a video of a woman engaged in sexually explicit conduct in her Logan County home on November 25, 2017. The video was later uploaded to the internet without the victim’s knowledge. The video was one of several secretly recorded videos that Holden had created and posted online depicting the victim.

Holden is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2, 2022 and he faces up to five years in prison.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the West Virginia State Police – Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:22-cr-00006.

 

 

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Updated February 15, 2022