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A Kanawha County man admitted Tuesday to distributing child pornography, according to a news release from US Attorney Carol Casto.

Christopher Chad Winnell, 36, of Marmet, pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution stemming from incidents in 2014 and 2015. He admitted to sharing an image of child pornography involving an infant, the release said.

An investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations, the West Virginia State Police, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police determined that Winnell had hundreds of images of child pornography stored in an online account, the release said. He will face between 10 and 40 years in federal prison after he is sentenced in March.