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Area man is sentenced in child porn case

November 26, 2012
From staff reports , Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - A 40-year-old Brooke County man was sentenced recently in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Michael John Jones was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervision by the court.

Jones entered a plea of guilty on Aug. 14, to the felony offense of sexual exploitation of a child. Jones agreed in court that he took photos of young girls who stayed and slept over at his home as guests of his own children and evidence indicated that in addition to taking still photos Jones also took hidden videos of the girls bathing and showering in his home.

Jones was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

This case was prosecuted by Ihlenfeld and investigated by the West Virginia State Police - Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

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