UPDATE: Huntington Man Sentenced in Federal Child Porn Case

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

UPDATE 11/18/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man was sentenced to seven years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal child pornography charge.

Raymond Leake, 34, was sentenced last month in U.S. District Court in Huntington.

Leake pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography in July.

Prosecutors say Leake collected more than 600 pictures and videos of children having sex or performing sexual acts. The child pornography was found on Leake’s computer after he downloaded it from the Internet.

Members of the Federal Cybercrimes Task Force arrested Leake at his home in the 1000-block of Monroe Avenue on Jan. 13.



UPDATE 7/9/13 @ 3:40 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Raymond Leake, 34, entered the plea Monday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Huntington.

Leake now faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison, along with a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced in October.

Prosecutors say Leake collected more than 600 pictures and videos of children having sex or performing sexual acts. The child pornography was found on Leake’s computer after he downloaded it from the Internet.

Members of the Federal Cybercrimes Task Force arrested Leake at his home in the 1000-block of Monroe Avenue on Jan. 13.

“Pedophiles like Mr. Leake who download and trade images of child pornography over the Internet are perpetuating crimes that involve the exploitation of innocent children. I will be relentless in prosecuting them,” U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said.



UPDATE 3/5/13 @ 6 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Huntington arrested on child pornography possession charges in January, now faces additional federal charges.

Members of the Federal Cybercrimes Task Force arrested Raymond Eugene Leake, 34, at his home in the 1000-block of Monroe Avenue on January 13.

W.Va. State Polices said the investigation began as the result of Internet “chats” Leake was having with an undercover agent in another state in which Leake described sexually explicit activities to a person he believed was a minor child.

Investigators say he confessed.

Following the January arrest, Leake was charged with four counts of possessing child pornography.

On Tuesday, a federal court grand jury indicted Leake 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 between December 24, 2012 and January 13, 2013, Leake attempted to persuade, induce, entice, and coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity. The indictment further alleges that on January 10, 2013, Leake received child pornography. Also, on January 13, 2013, Leake allegedly distributed child pornography.

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

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/13/13
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Huntington has been arrested on child pornography possession charges.

Members of the Federal Cybercrimes Task Force arrested Raymond Eugene Leake, 34, at his home in the 1000-block of Monroe Avenue Sunday night.

Leake was arrested after Huntington Police Department, FBI, Huntington Violent Crimes Drug Task Force and WV Cybercrimes Task Force, in affiliation with U.S. Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children, raided his home and found sexually explicit material involving children, according to W.Va. State Police.

Troopers say the investigation began as the result of Internet “chats” Leake was having with an undercover agent in another state in which Leake described sexually explicit activities to a person he believed was a minor child.

Investigators say he confessed.

Leake was charged with four counts of possessing child pornography. He is being held in the Western Regional Jail.

More charges may be filed as the investigation unfolds.


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