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Galax Man Indicted on Eights Counts of Child Pornography Production

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia
Federal Grand Jury Charges Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr.

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon has charged a Galax man with eight counts of producing child pornography, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

In an indictment returned yesterday, the grand jury in Abingdon has charged Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr., 37, of Galax, Virginia, with eight counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, each count carries a possible sentence, by statute, of between 15-30 years in federal prison.

According to the indictment, the alleged acts took place between December 2015 and May 2016 in the Western District of Virginia, and elsewhere.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Secret Service and the Galax Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jenifer Bockhorst will prosecute the case for the United States.

A Grand Jury Indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated June 14, 2016

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