Man in Southern Regional Jail Facing Child Pornography Charges

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A man who was wanted in Mercer County is facing four felony charges related to child pornography and is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail.

Ronnie Hogue, a resident of Southside, Tennessee, was arrested April 20 by Montgomery County (Tennessee) sheriff’s deputies on warrants for the following charges:

-Use of obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor
-Employment or use of a minor to produce obscene matter
-Use of a minor in filming sexually explicit conduct
-Distribution and exhibiting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct

All four charges allegedly occurred in Mercer County.

Hogue was extradited from Tennessee to Mercer County on April 29 by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. The Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit is currently conducting an investigation, along with the Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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