Monongalia County man sentenced to nearly 20 years for child pornography charge

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Thomas John Winston, of Westover, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 235 months of incarceration for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Winston, 32, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography – Previous Conviction.” Winston, who has previously been convicted of a similar charge in Preston County, West Virginia, admitted to having child pornographic images in August 2019 in Preston County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The FBI investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.