☷Monongalia County Man Accused of Producing Child Pornography
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Monongalia County man accused of producing child pornography CLARKSBURG , WEST VIRGINIA – Oliver Matheny , of Maidsville , West Virginia , was indicted today on child pornography charges , United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced . Matheny , 48 , was indicted today on three counts of “Attempted Production of Child Pornography – Previous Conviction” and two counts of “Production of Child Pornography – Previous Conviction . ” Matheny was previously convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Florida in 1996 . He is accused of using minors to produce child pornography from February to September 2018 in Monongalia County . Matheny faces at least 25 years and up to 50 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250 , 000 for each charge . Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines , the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history , if any , of the defendant . Assistant U . S . Attorney Zelda E . Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government . The FBI investigated . This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood , a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice . Led by U . S . Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS , Project Safe Childhood marshals federal , state , and local resources to better locate , apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet , as well as to identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visit www . justice . gov/psc . An indictment is merely an accusation . A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty .
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