The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — A Cabell County man was sentenced Monday in federal court to spend seven years in prison for child pornography crimes.

Scott Edward Riggs, 41, of Huntington, previously entered his guilty plea to distribution of child pornography in March.

Riggs admitted he used his phone to secretly record a video of a minor in the shower at his Cabell County home in 2017. Riggs then extracted still images from the video depicting the 13-year-old and uploaded the images of child pornography to an image-hosting website. According to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, Riggs admitted that he knew that other users would be able to access, view, and download the images of child pornography from the website.

Riggs will be placed on federal supervised release for 15 years following his release from prison, and also will be required to register as a sex offender.

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