Logan County Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offense

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Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.
Using computer to commit a crime in darkness.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan County man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for receiving child pornography.

According to court documents, Marvin Wayne Akers, 40, admitted that on December 21, 2016, he used his Facebook account to communicate with a person living in the Philippines and asked to see “her.”  In response, Akers received two images and a video that he knew were child pornography or images depicting children under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

Upon release from prison, Akers will be placed on federal supervised release for a period of 10 years and will be required to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Blackwell and Jennifer Rada Herrald prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.


A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-00174.