Mingo County, West Virginia man indicted on child pornography charges

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - Three men from the region have been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges, according to information released Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office.

Charles D. Cunningham, 39, of Milton, W.Va., was charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. The two-count indictment alleges that on Feb. 23, 2009, Cunningham distributed child pornography. The indictment also alleges that on May 22, 2009, Cunningham possessed computer images and videos of child pornography.

Cunningham faces up to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted.

A second federal indictment handed down Tuesday charges Raymond Eugene Leake, 34, of Huntington, W.Va., with attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity and distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The four-count indictment alleges that on Dec. 24, 2012 through January 13, 2013, Leake attempted to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity. The indictment further alleges that on Jan. 10, 2013, Leake received child pornography. Also, on Jan. 13, 2013, Leake allegedly distributed child pornography.

Leake faces up to life in prison, a $1 million fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted.

A third federal indictment handed down Tuesday charges Paul Silas Jenkins, 33, of Williamson, W.Va., with production of child pornography. The indictment alleges that between 2010 and no later than December 2011, Jenkins persuaded, induced, enticed, and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

Jenkins faces up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervised release if convicted.


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