Wood County man sentenced on child porn charge

By Staff reports

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A Wood County man was sentenced to 98 months in federal prison followed by 15 years of supervised release for receiving child pornography.

Jon Seth Davisson, 22, exchanged text messages with a 13-year-old girl last year and persuaded them to send sexually explicit photographs to Davisson. He was aware of the girl’s age, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.

Davisson was serving in the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington when he received the photographs.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Robert Chambers handed down the sentence. During the sentencing, information that Davisson might have had sexual relationships over text messages and online with other minors was disclosed, the release states.

“Individuals like Mr. Davisson who entice minors to produce sexually explicit images contribute to the serious problem of child exploitation,” Goodwin said in a statement. “I will continue to protect the children of West Virginia by bringing those who harm and exploit children to justice.”

Also Tuesday in federal court:

| Alphonso Washington, 31, of Princeton, was sentenced in Bluefield to almost four years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

While Washington was on parole, officers with the state Department of Correction’s Parole Services arrived at his house unannounced and found marijuana, scales, baggies, a handgun and more than $18,000 cash. Washington was on parole for a felony drug conviction in state court.

U.S. District Court Judge David Faber handed down the sentence.

| Kristi Ball, 39, of Princeton, was sentenced in Bluefield to 13 months in prison for distributing 170 hydromorphone pills. Ball pleaded guilty in February and admitted that she sold the prescription pills to an informant. Faber also sentenced Ball.

| A grandfather and grandson from Lincoln County each admitted to aiding and abetting in the distribution of oxycodone.

Wallace Lee Adkins, 81, and Timothy J. Harvey, 30, both of West Hamlin, pleaded guilty to the charge in Charleston. They admitted that on March 25 last year they sold oxycodone to a confidential informant inside Adkins’ home.

The informant purchased five 30-milligram oxycodone pills for $200, according to Goodwin’s release. Adkins and Harvey face up to 20 years in prison when U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver sentences them Sept. 9.

| Alonvo Felder, 30, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, pleaded guilty in Charleston to distribution of heroin. Felder sold heroin three times to a confidential informant working with Parkersburg police. He faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced Sept. 8 by Copenhaver.

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