Terra Alta Man Admits to Sending Minor Child Pornography, Facing 10 Years in Prison

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joshua Armstrong, of Terra Alta, West Virginia, has admitted to having child pornography, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Armstrong, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Transfer of Obscenity to a Minor.” Armstrong admitted to sending obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 in Preston County in August 2016.

Armstrong faces up to 10 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.