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Pikeville Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

February 12, 2014

PIKEVILLE, KY - A federal judge has sentenced a Pikeville man to 30 years in federal prison for producing videos of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a small child.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 63-year-old David Campbell for producing child pornography. The 30-year sentence is the maximum punishment allowed under the statute. Under federal law, Campbell will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.

According to court documents, from March 2012 until March 26, 2013, Campbell produced sexually explicit videos of himself with the victim and then distributed them to others over the internet.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Perrye K. Turner, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Parman prosecuted this case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office on behalf of the federal government.

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