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Mingo County, WV child molester sentenced to 30 years for producing child pornography

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A Mingo County pedophile who sexually assaulted a child, videotaped the abuse and copied the video onto a DVD that was later discovered inside of a rental computer in July 2012 will spend 30 years in prison. A judge sentenced Paul Silas Jenkins, 33, of Williamson, to the maximum followed by a lifetime of supervised release, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Jenkins had pleaded guilty in August to producing child pornography.

Between some time in 2010 and December 2011, Jenkins established a relationship with a minor between the age of 12 and 16 years old according to the same news release. During that time, Jenkins made the minor perform sexual acts with him and then produced a video of it. Jenkins copied the video to a DVD and it was discovered inside a rented computer that was returned to a Rent-A-Center located in Pike County, Kentucky.

During Wednesday's sentencing hearing, the judge said hat Jenkins "ravaged and raped" the young victim. The judge called Jenkins a "danger to the community." Jenkins will serve his federal sentence at the same time he's already in prison after state convictions on two counts of second degree sexual assault of two other minor children.