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Woodford County Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Distributing Pornography


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2013

LEXINGTON, KY - A Woodford County man who posted child pornography videos on the internet for others to download was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

U.S. Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood sentenced 31-year-old Juan Francisco Reyes-Ramos Monday for distributing child pornography. Judge Hood enhanced the defendant’s sentence because the defendant possessed images of child pornography that were sadistic and/or violent.

According to court documents, in May of 2012 a detective with the Kentucky State Police located child pornography videos available for download on the internet. . The videos contained images of prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The detective found that the videos were posted from an internet protocol (IP) address belonging to the defendant’s computer.

When investigators searched the defendant’s home, they found more than 3,000 child pornography images on his computer. Many of the images showed adults engaged in sexually explicit conduct with children.

Under federal law, Reyes-Ramos will have to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. He pleaded guilty last November.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Perrye Turner, special Agent in Charge, FBI; John R. Korkin, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security Investigations-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Rodney C. Brewer, Kentucky State Police Commissioner (KSP) jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Kentucky State Police, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security Investigations-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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