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Putnam County man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Putnam County man was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for a child pornography crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Scott Allen Forloine II, 36, of Scott Depot, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After Forloine is released from prison, he will be on federal supervised release for 25 years and will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Forloine admitted that in April 2015, he possessed over 600 images and videos of minors engaged in sexual acts. Many of the images and videos depict prepubescent minors. The images and videos were discovered on his personal computer located in his residence. Forloine was using a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download, receive, and distribute child pornography. The investigation also revealed that Forloine engaged in a pattern of sexually abusing and sexually exploiting a minor for approximately eight years.

The FBI, the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the West Virginia State Police, and the Parkersburg Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston is in charge of the prosecution. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.

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

Updated June 21, 2017

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