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W.Va. man pleads guilty to child porn charges

May 08, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Romney, W.Va., man entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg May 2 to one count of knowingly possessing a computer disk and other material containing images of child pornography.

Gregory Largent, 27, entered the plea before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

According to U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter, Largent's charge relates to material that was mailed and shipped in interstate and foreign commerce on Jan. 1.

Largent is in custody pending sentencing. He faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, created in 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

Led by the U.S. Attorney's offices, Project Safe Childhood uses federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.


For more information about Project Safe Childhood, go to

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office.

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