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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 22, 2021

Hinton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

BECKLEY, W.Va. – David Alan Hunt, 30, of Hinton, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography.  At the time Hunt possessed the child pornography, he was on supervised release for a 2014 federal child pornography conviction.  Hunt was sentenced to an additional two years in prison, to run consecutively to the 10-year sentence, for violating his supervised release.

According to court documents, Hunt possessed child pornography of prepubescent minors on an iPad at his Hinton residence on January 22, 2021. Hunt’s supervising United States Probation Officer recovered the iPad containing the child pornography during a home visit.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Probation Office.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorneys Kristin F. Scott and Jennifer Rada Herrald handled the prosecution.

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. 5:21-cr-00075.

 

 

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 22, 2021