CHARLESTON - A former Mineral County commissioner and Putnam County attorney has pled guilty to child pornography, according to WCHS News of Charleston.

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CHARLESTON - A former Mineral County commissioner and Putnam County attorney has pled guilty to child pornography, according to WCHS News of Charleston.
Stephen Craig Sluss, 59, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, had been charged with receiving stolen property as the result of an investigation that began in May 2017.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, Sluss admitted that he had received videos of minors engaging in sexual acts in April 2017. He received the videos via the internet, and had been using a web-based chat service to access and download the pornography.
The IP addressed used to download the material was traced back to Sluss.
According to the release, Sluss also admitted to possessing over 600 images and videos of minors engaged in sexual acts.
The investigation had been conducted by West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Sluss served as a MIneral County commissioner in the 1980s, and was also elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates. He later served more than 20 years in various positions in Kanawha County.
Sluss will be sentenced in July. He faces 5-20 years in federal prison.
The West Virginia Supreme Court suspended his law license in February.