CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James Keener, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Keener, age 47, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” Keener admitted to having child pornography in March 2019 in Marion County.
Keener faces not less than ten years and up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 David J. Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.