Raleigh County man pleads guilty to production of child pornography

(RALEIGH COUNTY) WVVA — A Coal City man pleaded guilty to a child pornography offense, according to United States Attorney Mike Stuart.

Charles Larry Wallace, Jr. admitted that on January 5, 2019, he used a cell phone to take several sexually explicit photographs of a prepubescent minor who was in his care at the time. Wallace then backed up the photographs to his Google Photos account and sent them to another individual via the internet.

Wallace faces at least 15 and up to 30 years in prison. His sentencing is set for February 6, 2020.

The West Virginia State Police Crimes Against Children Unit and the Beckley Police Department conducted the investigation. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Rada Herrald is handling the prosecution.

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