Huntington Man Convicted on Child Porn Charges

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 66-year-old man from Huntington has been convicted of possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography.

John D. Hayes was found guilty following a three-day bench trial in U.S. District Court in Huntington.

Prosecutors says Hayes knowingly possessed child pornography on computer equipment located in his residence and that he attempted to distribute the child pornography via a file-sharing program.

Hayes faces a between 15 and 60 years in prison, as well as a lifetime of supervised release. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7.

According to the W.Va. State Police Sex Offender Registry, Hayes was convicted in October 1979 on two counts of second-degree sexual assault involving two girls between the ages of six and 12. That case was in Putnam County.

Hayes served 5-and-a-half years behind bars for the conviction.


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