Sean Price was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Brian Jenkins, 33, of New Martinsville, was sentenced to more than 17 years.
The cases were separate but similar -- they both happened around the same time and dealt with child pornography. Prosecutors tried both men as part of Project Safe Childhood and their sentencing hearings were both held on Monday.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said the two cases are "examples of the good work that's being done by the State Police, but unfortunately it's also an example of the bad people we have in our community."
Ihlenfeld said it was very important to get the men incarcerated. He said child pornography was found on Price's computer and after that, there were allegations that Price hacked a state trooper's email and distributed child pornography from that email address to various new organizations including WTOV9.
With regard to Jenkins, Ihlenfeld said Jenkins "produced child porn involving a 14-year-old girl and then there was an effort to intimidate or influence that victim into not testifying against him."
He said even with these two sentences handed down, he knows it won't make a dent in his caseload for Project Safe Childhood in his 32-county district and across the country in other districts.
"We could dedicate a full-time staff just to working on these cases. The state police could add more troopers and do nothing but work on these types of cases. Unfortunately, there's a lot of it out there," he said.
Both Price and Jenkins will be turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshal while the courts decide which federal prison they will be sent to.