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Case Number: 4:20-cr-00012-EKD
Judge: Elizabeth K. Dillon
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Danville County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Danville, WV: Possession of child pornography and firearm felony criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Terrance Antwain Penn, 38, came to the attention of law enforcement in December 2019 after a minor female reported having sexual contact with him on several occasions. The minor told police Penn used a phone to record this sexual activity and provided descriptions of two cell phones Penn possessed.
On December 7, 2019, authorities initiated a traffic stop on a car being driven by Penn. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed two cell phones matching the descriptions given by the minor, as well as a loaded Taurus, model G2C, 9mm semi-automatic pistol in the center counsel.
Investigators obtained search warrants for Penn’s phones, which contained videos of the defendant having sexual contact with the minor female.
The investigation of the case was conducted by ATF, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and the Martinsville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristin B. Johnson prosecuted the case for the United States.
18:2252A.F - ACTIVITIES RE MATERIAL CONSTITUTING/CONTAINING CHILD PORNO -18:2252(a)(4)(B) - 11/21/2019
18:922G.F UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC. - 18:922(g)(1) - (12/7/19)
Outcome: CBOP: 140 months; Consisting of 70 months on Count 1 and 70 months on Count 2 of the Information to run consecutively, and 70 months on Count 3 of the Indictment to run concurrently with Counts 1 and 2 of the Information; SR: 5 years; consisting of 5 years on each of Counts 1 and 2 of the Information to run concurrently and 3 years on Count 3 of the Indictment to run concurrently with Counts 1 and 2 of the Information; SA: $300; AVAA Assessment: $600