Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

May 17, 2013

W.Va. man gets prison for possessing child porn

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A 21-year-old Raleigh County man who had hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer has been sentenced to five years in prison.

When Steven Russell Helton of Beaver completes his prison term, he will face a lifetime of supervised release. Helton was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Beckley. He previously had pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Investigators said they found on Helton's computer more than 600 pictures and videos of children having sex or performing sexual acts. He was the third defendant to be sentenced this week in southern district on child pornography charges.

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