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Charleston man admits to possessing child pornography

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A Charleston man pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Jonathan Douglas Layne, 54, admitted that he knowingly possessed more than 600 images and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct in 2008.

Layne lived in St. Albans when the crime happened, authorities said.

Layne was previously convicted of first degree sexual abuse involving a minor in 1989.

Layne faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to 20 years in prison because of his previous conviction.

He will be sentenced May 2.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force handled the investigation.

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