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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Former W.Va. State Police employee gets two years for child porn possession

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jeffrey Erra Osborne, 49, of Clendenin, West Virginia, was sentenced to two years in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release.

Osborne was employed by the West Virginia State Police for 21 years, most recently as a forensic analyst.

On Nov. 24, 2014, Osborne pleaded guilty to possession of pictures of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. Osborne admitted that on Jan. 17, 2014, he possessed the images on his personal computer in his residence. As part of Osborne’s plea agreement, he has surrendered possession of computers, hard drives and electronic storage devices seized during the execution of the search warrant.

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.

The case was investigated by the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and West Virginia State Police. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa. G. Johnston was in charge of the prosecution.

The case was prosecuted as part of U.S. Attorney Goodwin’s ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.

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Updated January 8, 2016