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Milton man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Milton man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty today to possession of over 600 images of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Mark Allen Angle, 47, entered his guilty plea in federal court to the child pornography crime.

Angle admitted that on March 19, 2015, he possessed images of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were contained on his personal computer and multiple media devices found at his residence in Milton. The investigation revealed that Angle was using peer-to-peer file sharing programs to download, receive, and distribute child pornography. The court scheduled sentencing for May 31, 2016.

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

This case is being brought as part of the United States Attorney’s ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Updated February 22, 2016

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