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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Poca Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Child Pornography

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Poca man pleaded guilty today to transportation of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Keegan Shane Stanley, 31, uploaded videos of child pornography to Dropbox, an online file sharing website. A search of his residence revealed over 1,600 images of child pornography

Stanley is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16, 2022 and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie White is prosecuting the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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. 3:21-cr-00208.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 8, 2022