BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Wyoming County man was sentenced today to three years and four months in federal prison and 15 years of federal supervised release for a child pornography crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Eddie Dwaine Justice, Jr., 30, of Hanover, previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. After finishing his prison sentence, Justice will also be required to register as a sex offender.
Justice admitted that in July 2016, he possessed over 600 images and videos of minors engaged in sexual acts. Many of the images and videos depict prepubescent minors. The images and videos were located on his personal computer found in his residence. The investigation also revealed that Justice was using a peer-to-peer file sharing program to download, receive, and distribute child pornography.
“Those who choose to exploit children should be aware of the serious consequences associated with these crimes,” stated United States Attorney Carol Casto. “Protecting the children of our communities is a top priority of this office, and we will keep working with our law enforcement partners to hold these predators accountable.”
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Bacaj is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.
This case was brought as part of an ongoing initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.