Guilty Plea Entered
Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Mr. Kenneth E. Henderson, age 49, of Tifton, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty, on July 29, 2013, to one count of receipt of child pornography before the Honorable Hugh Lawson, Senior United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia, in Valdosta, Georgia.
A search of Mr. Henderson’s computer by law enforcement revealed videos and images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the videos and images involved prepubescent minors and minors under the age of twelve. Mr. Henderson admitted that he searched for and viewed child pornography on the internet during a seven month period while he was assigned as an employee of the United States Armed Forces in Kuwait.
Sentencing for Henderson has been scheduled for October 28, 2013, in Valdosta. Mr. Henderson faces a mandatory minimum of five (5) years in prison, and could be sentenced to a maximum of up to twenty (20) years imprisonment, to be followed by a term of supervised release of not less than five (5) years, or life, as well as a fine of up to $250,000.00.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS). Assistant United States Attorney Robert D. McCullers is handling the prosecution for the Government.
Inquiries regarding the case should be directed to Sue McKinney, Public Affairs Specialist, United States Attorney's Office at (478) 621-2602.