UPDATE (Feb. 17, 2022, 11:11 a.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Clarksburg man accused of sexual crimes against a minor has received additional charges.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Clarksburg Police Department, on Sept. 11, Jason Morris, 45, “did show a pornographic video of himself with an unknown female, to an 11-year-old juvenile female.”

On Sept. 22, the female juvenile was interviewed by the Harrison County Child Advocacy Center, and during that time, the girl stated that Morris “showed her a pornographic video, offered her marijuana, alcohol and sex toys,” and Morris also “exposed his penis” to the minor, according to the complaint.

On top of previous charges, Morris has been charged with distribution or display of obscene material to a minor. He remains jailed in North Central Regional Jail.


UPDATE (Feb. 3, 2022, 11:23 a.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Clarksburg man accused of sexual crimes against a minor has received additional charges for exhibiting and distributing sexually explicit materials depicting minors.

According to criminal complaints filed by the Clarksburg Police Department, Jason Morris, 45, of Clarksburg, received two files to his Google Drive account on May 12, both of which are considered to be 75 images each.

The files were in “Morris’ personal Google Drive storage album showing a ‘live’ status until Google discovered the apparent child pornography and disabled the account,” officers said.

In the recovery information for the account, officers discovered the email and sign-in phone numbers to be those belonging to Morris, according to the complaint.

In addition to the charges Morris is facing from Sept. 2021, he is also being charged with two counts of distributing/exhibiting sexually explicit material involving minors.


ORIGINAL (Sept. 29, 2021, 11:36 a.m.):

WEST UNION, W.Va. — A Clarksburg man has been charged in Doddridge County for attempting to solicit a 15-year-old girl across state lines.

On Sept. 8, troopers with the Harrisville detachment of the West Virginia State Police received a complaint in reference to “an unknown male” who was trying to solicit what he believed to be an underage female from California, according to a criminal complaint.

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Jason Morris

The complainant told troopers that the man, Jason Morris, 44, of Clarksburg, was in the West Union area, and “a text number was provided” for Morris, troopers said.

Using the number, on Sept. 8 through Sept. 12, Morris used the number “in an attempt to gain sexually explicit pictures” from an individual he believed to be a 15-year-old female, according to the complaint.

During that time, Morris sent 141 messages, which included seven sexually explicit images, as well as one picture “identified as child pornography,” troopers said.

Morris has been charged with solicitation of a minor, display of obscene mater to a minor and display or exhibition of material depicting minors. He is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $250,000 bond.