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A Raleigh County man pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Steven Russell Helton, 20, admitted to possessing child pornography, including more than 600 pictures and videos.

Helton faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on May 16.

The West Virginia State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force handled the investigation.  

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.