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Putnam man's sentencing on child porn charges delayed

By Staff reports

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A Poca man facing 40 years in prison for possessing child pornography will be further evaluated before he's sentenced, Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers decided Wednesday.

William Burt Shingleton, 45, was found guilty in June on 20 counts of possessing material visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

His sentencing had been scheduled for Wednesday, however at his attorney's request, Stowers agreed to allow a sex offender evaluator determine his risk of recidivism. 

Shingleton will be sentenced at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19.


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