WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock man was sentenced last week to two years and two months in prison for possessing child pornography by way of a plea deal.

David Ware, 40, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty in Shenandoah County Circuit Court to two counts of possessing child pornography in exchange for five years in prison with all but two years and two months suspended on one of the counts.

On the other count, Ware was sentenced to five years in prison, all suspended. A count of failing to register as a sex offender was dropped.

Ware was also sentenced to three years of supervised probation and must follow sex offender special instructions while also registering and maintaining his status as a sex offender, according to court documents.

The charges stem from a phone found at Ware’s residence that had eight videos of child pornographic materials uploaded by a Kik account with an email address containing “dware” in it.

In 2009, Ware was sentenced in Loudoun County Circuit Court to a year and two months of incarceration after being convicted of two counts of using a computer to solicit a minor at least 15 years old.

Ware had been released on bond in the case since August. He was represented by Public Defender Peter McDermott. The case was prosecuted by Shenandoah County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Abigail Groski.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com

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Darrin Gifft

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again these prosecutors here in our valley are sweet on these pervert’s, they cut plea deals with them instead of making examples of them so they’ll stop this kind of sickening behavior.

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