Former Taylor County teacher pleads guilty to child pornography charge


HARRISON COUNTY—Randy McKinley, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, has admitted to a child pornography charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

McKinley, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.” McKinley admitted to having child pornography with children under the age of 12 in October 2020 in Harrison County. 

McKinley faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office investigated 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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