- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A 40-year-old Charleston man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession child pornography.

Stephen Wayne Laton was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday.

Laton admitted to possessing sexually explicit photographs of a minor under the age of 12, including photos he took of himself in sexual contact with a child. He kept the images on a computer and a drive at his Charleston home.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation.

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