EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
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Three Men Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Child Pornography Charges
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Mar. 5, 2013 5:01 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 5:07 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Three men were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Charleston for child pornography offenses.
Charles D. Cunningham, 39, of Milton was charged with distribution and possession of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s Office. The two-count indictment alleges that on Feb. 23, 2009, Cunningham distributed child pornography. The indictment also alleges that on May 22, 2009, Cunningham possessed computer images and videos of child pornography.
A second federal indictment handed down charges Raymond Eugene Leake, 34, of Huntington with attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography. The four-count indictment alleges that on Dec. 24, 2012 through Jan. 13, 2013, Leake attempted to persuade, induce, entice and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity. The indictment further alleges that on Jan. 10, 2013, Leake received child pornography. Also, on Jan. 13, 2013, Leake allegedly distributed child pornography.
A third federal indictment charges Paul Silas Jenkins, 33, of Williamson with production of child pornography. The indictment alleges that between 2010 and no later than December 2011, Jenkins persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.
Cunningham faces up to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted. Leake faces up to life in prison, a $1 million fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted. Jenkins faces up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted.
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