Ex-Marshall football player pleads to child porn charge

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Marshall football player has pleaded guilty to sending videos of children engaged in sexual conduct to an undercover FBI agent.
Jeremiah Taylor, 32, of Huntington entered the plea Monday to distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said.
Stuart said in a news release that Taylor used a mobile messaging application to send the videos in January 2019. Taylor also admitted to asking for photos of the agent’s 9-year-old daughter naked in sexually-explicit poses.
The statement said Taylor was an active member of a group whose users shared child porn.
Taylor identified himself on the messaging app using the same number he wore while playing defensive end for Marshall from 2010 to 2013.
Taylor faces at least five years in federal prison. Sentencing is set for Sept. 28 in Huntington.