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Fayette inmate gets time added for skipping court

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- A Fayette County man serving a 10-year sentence for possession of child pornography has been handed an additional year in federal prison for skipping out on his original sentencing date.

Brett David Bowyer, 34, of Scarbro, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bluefield. U.S. District Judge David Faber ordered Bowyer's sentence to run consecutive to his current 10-year term.

According to federal prosecutors, investigators found on his computer hundreds of images and videos of sexual activities involving children. He also received and shared child pornography.

The government said Bowyer failed to appear for his May 2012 sentencing and was arrested last June in Florida following a traffic stop. He was sentenced in August on the child porn charge. A month later he pleaded guilty to failing to appear for sentencing.


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