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Former Ripley Police Officer Sentenced for Child Porn

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former Ripley police officer has been sentenced one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that 31-year-old George Michael Puskas II was sentenced Monday in federal court in Charleston. His prison time will be followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Puskas had entered a guilty plea in July.

According to prosecutors, Puskas established a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old in March 2010 and took sexually explicit pictures and video of the minor.

Puskas resigned from the Ripley Police Department in May 2012, about a month after authorities executed a federal search warrant and seized a computer, a flash drive and other items he used to produce child pornography.


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