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Johnny Rowe of Bluewell pleaded guilty on Monday to child porn charges Johnny Rowe of Bluewell pleaded guilty on Monday to child porn charges
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -
A pedophile from Mercer County faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to  charges of possession of child pornography. 

Johnny Richard Rowe, 60, of Bluewell, W.Va., entered a guilty plea on Monday, Jan. 6 before Senior United States District Court Judge David A. Faber in Bluefield. 

On June 19, 2013, Rowe possessed pictures of prepubescent minors having sex or performing sexual acts. Rowe possessed the images depicting child pornography on his personal computer.
Rowe is scheduled to be sentenced on May 12, 2014. 

The West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Mercer County Sheriff's Department conducted the investigation. This case is being brought as part of U.S. Attorney Goodwin's ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.