Mercer County man arrested for distribution of child pornography

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY)- A Princeton man has been arrested for distribution of child pornography charges.

On September 9, 2020, Clifford Mitchem of Princeton, WV was arrested for distribution of child pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by Detective-Sergeant S. A. Sommers, into the distribution of child pornography that began when the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a CyberTip from Facebook indicating a user was distributing child pornography.

The investigation revealed that Clifford Mitchem (67 years of age) had sent a video of child
pornography through Facebook Messenger to another user.
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