Thomas Winston

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh sentenced a Monongalia County man, Thursday to nearly 20 years (235 months) in federal prison for a child pornography charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Thomas Winston, 32, of Westover, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of possession of child pornography – previous conviction. Winston, who has previously been convicted of a similar charge in Preston County, admitted to having child pornographic images in August 2019 in Preston County.

The FBI investigated the case against Winston.

Winston remains in Central Regional Jail, awaiting transfer to a federal facility.