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Press Release

Putnam County Man Sentenced to Prison for Transporting Child Pornography

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


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Keegan Shane Stanley, 31, of Poca, was sentenced today to six years and six months in prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for transportation of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Stanley admitted to uploading videos of child pornography to Dropbox, an online file sharing website, with his computer on May 9, 2021. After receiving a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the Dropbox activity, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant of Stanley's residence  on August 5, 2021. Officers seized the computer and other electronic devices during the search. A forensic analysis revealed over 1,600 images of child pornography on Stanley's computer. Stanley admitted to knowingly possessing the images, and further admitted than many depicted prepubescent minors while some depicted minors engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct.

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

United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Julie White prosecuted 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

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-208.








Updated June 29, 2022

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