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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Princeton man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Lindsey Dale Bowling, 30, of Princeton, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Bowling admitted that on Nov. 22, 2013, he possessed images and videos of prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts. The images were contained on his personal computer, as well as on multiple storage disks located in his residence in Princeton.

Bowling faces up to 20 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 28, 2015.

Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston is in charge of the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the U.S. Attorney’s ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District.

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Updated January 8, 2016