Two local men have been convicted of child pornography charges, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld’s Office.
Robert J. Gongloff, 25, of Weirton and Matthew A. Amedeo, 69, of Chester, were each convicted in federal court on Monday.
Gongloff produced numerous images and videos depicting nude minors and minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the West Virginia State Police revealed.
Gongloff also misrepresented his name and age on a website, MeetMe.com, claiming to be 17-years-old and using the name “Johnny Williamson” in order to send sexually explicit photos to female minors.
He pleaded guilty to one count of “production of child pornography” on Monday, and faces between 15 and 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Amedeo utilized an online file sharing website to share and download various images of child pornography in Hancock County.
He pled on Monday to one count of “possession of child pornography.” The West Virginia State Police investigated his case.
Amedeo faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.