HUNTINGTON - A Parkersburg man was sentenced to federal prison on child pornography charges Monday in U.S. District Court in Huntington.
Andrew Tracy Oldaker, 37, Parkersburg, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty in December to a charge of possession of child pornography. After serving his sentence, he will be on supervised release for the rest of his life, said U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
"Pedophiles like Mr. Oldaker are logging into the Internet to steal the innocence of children. It's absolutely despicable and it's infuriating," Goodwin said. "I will continue to spare no effort to make sure that the perpetrators who exploit children are brought to justice."
Andrew Tracy Oldaker
Oldaker collected more than 600 pictures and videos of children having sex or performing sexual acts, Goodwin said. The child pornography was found on Oldaker's computer after he downloaded it from the Internet.
Oldaker was previously convicted in August 1999 in the Circuit Court of Barbour County, W.Va., of first-degree sexual abuse.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, the Nitro Police Department, the Parkersburg Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department and the Charleston Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Johnston handled the prosecution. The sentence was handed down by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers in Huntington.
Since January 2012, 22 defendants have been convicted as part of Goodwin's ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia. Sixteen defendants have been sentenced to a total of more than 51 years in federal prison. The remaining six defendants currently await sentencing.