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Man indicted in child porn case

November 8, 2012
By WARREN SCOTT - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WELLSBURG - A Wellsburg man facing multiple charges of sexual abuse and possession of child pornography was among 18 indicted by a Brooke County grand jury on Monday.

The grand jury returned 19 indictments against Luther E. Hendricks Jr., 43, of RD 2, Wellsburg.

Hendricks was indicted on four counts of sexual abuse by a custodian for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a child under his care on four occasions between Jan. 1, 2009, and Nov. 2, 2011; 10 counts of possesion of child pornography; and five counts of displaying that material to a minor between May and September.

According to the indictment, the West Virginia State Police found several pornographic images involving children on his computer.

He also was indicted for failing to register as a sexual offender. According to the indictment, Hendricks, who was convicted of possession of child pornography in 2000, was required to register his e-mail address and didn't notify authorities of his new e-mail address, which he allegedly used to distribute child pornography to a minor.

Also indicted were Mark Galiano, 38, and Michelle Galiano, 35, both of RD 1, Colliers; and Earl O. Gorby, 44, of 238 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, in connection with an April 25 incident in which the three allegedly entered a Dream Lane, Wellsburg, home through a window and beat two men there with broken table legs, according to police reports.

Brooke County sheriff's deputies said the men were found with multiple lacerations and bruises, and one was transported first to Weirton Medical Center and then to a Pittsburgh-area hospital.

Assistant Brooke County Prosecutor Joseph Barki III said the three sought to take action against one of the men for a matter in which they disagreed.

The Galianos and Gorby each were indicted on one count of burglary, two counts of malicious assault, two counts of assault while committing a felony and a count of conspiring to commit the crime.

Also indicted were:

Michael Pustovarh, 41, of Follansbee for malicious assault and third-offense domestic violence.

Robert W. Gebroski, 28, of 344 Francis Ave., Windsor Heights, for wanton endangerment and threatening to commit a terrorist act for allegedly pointing a firearm at a person involved in a case pending against him and making a general threat to harm law enforcement officers on the case.

Joseph Lee Henry Jr., 26, of 935 Yankee St., Wellsburg, and Brad J. Mac, 33, of 99 Ninth St., Wellsburg, each for grand larceny, aiding and abetting grand larceny and two counts of conspiring to commit the crime.

The charges stem from a May 1 incident in which Henry allegedly distracted a clerk at a Wellsburg gas station while Mac grabbed money from the cash register.

Vernon James Jackson, 29, of 246 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville; and James Andrew Roe, 30, of 185 Old State Route 7, Steubenville, each for three counts of bringing stolen property into the state and three counts of conspiring for attempting to sell stolen telephone wire to a recycling business.

John J. Kallay III, 33, of 116 Myron Ave., Weirton, for counterfeiting for allegedly creating and delivering two fake $100 bills.

Shawn E. Davis, 41, of Wheeling for counterfeiting for allegedly circulating a fake $20 bill.

Michelle L. Sanney, 43, of 131 Bradys Ridge Road, Wellsburg, for grand larceny, two counts of identity theft, four counts of uttering a forged writing, for allegedly taking $1,000 in cash from a local man, using his Paypal account to make transactions and forging four counts in his name.

Harley A. Gill, 18, address unknown, for possession of a stolen vehicle, bringing stolen property into the state and fleeing on foot.

Blayre M. Rossell, 21, of California, Pa., for grand larceny for the theft of packages of razor blades, valued at more than $1,000, from a Weirton store.

Daniel C. Machen, 34, of 116 Beverly Drive, Weirton, for possession of a stolen vehicle and grand larceny.

Chrisie Marie Kendle, 30, of 3302 Orchard St., Weirton, for fraudulent use of a debit card and forgery of a public record, the latter for giving a fictitious name to a Follansbee Police officer who cited her for a traffic violation.

Carl J. Falcon, 54, of 2 Blue Jay Way, Beech Bottom, for escape for leaving his home without permission while placed under home confinement.

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