CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – David Dorst, of Shade, Ohio, has admitted to a child pornography charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Dorst, age 59, pled guilty to one count of “Solicitation of Child Pornography.” Dorst admitted to asking a minor in Harrison County to send material of the minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The crime occurred in February 2020.
Dorst faces at least five years and up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bridgeport Police Department investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.