MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man has been sentenced for child pornography charge.

The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District announced this week Jerry Wayne Ricketts, age 43, of Martinsburg, West
Virginia, was sentenced Monday to 235 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Ricketts used the Kik app on his
phone to upload images and videos of child pornography. Officers conducted a search of his home
and another home in which he uploaded some of the images.
Ricketts admitted to using both
residences to upload images and videos and accessing the dark web. A review of his phone
revealed more than 600 images and videos of child pornography, including minors under the age
of 12.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.