CLARKSBURG – Federal officials indicted a Fairmont man in U.S. District Court Wednesday on charges of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said Robert Allen Bowman, 28, of Fairmont, is charged with two counts of production of child pornography. Bowman is accused of enticing a minor into sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of making pictures to distribute electronically. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July 2019 in Marion County.

Bowman faces at least 15 years and up to 30 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Monongah Police Department investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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