Charleston grand jury indicts men on child porn, gun charges
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Two Kanawha County men were indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Charleston.Stephen Wayne Laton Jr., 40, of Charleston, is charged with production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The two-count indictment alleges around June 2010, Laton attempted to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.Also, on Feb. 6, images and videos of child pornography were found on his personal computer, the indictment alleges.
He faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted.An indictment is not a finding of fact; it means only that grand jurors have decided that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial.Dorsey Woolwine Jr., 62, of Belle, allegedly had 19 firearms on March 24 last year, according to the release. He is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, because he was previously convicted of unlawful wounding in Kanawha County Circuit Court last year. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.