A Morgantown resident pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull on December 12 in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney Northern District of W.Va.
Jeffrey Skidmore, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of accessing with intent to view child pornography via his computer and the Internet in Morgantown on September 8, 2011, officials said.
As part of his plea, "Skidmore agreed to voluntarily abandon all interest in the computer equipment used in the commission of the offense and seized during the investigation so that appropriate disposition may be made thereof," according to the news release.
Skidmore is currently free on bond pending sentencing and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI).