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Jefferson County Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Jefferson County, Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Louisville, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to the plea agreement, Jeremiah Oldham, age 28, acknowledges from September 23, 2009, and continuing through November 24, 2009, he knowingly possessed images and videos depicting child pornography. In court records Oldham acknowledged to investigators that the images of child pornography located on his computer belonged solely to him and further explained that he used the peer-to-peer file-sharing program “Limewire” to download the child pornography. A forensic examination of Oldham’s computer and external hard-drive revealed numerous images and videos of child pornography that Oldham had organized and cataloged by defining characteristics.

Oldham faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison, a term of supervised release for at least five years and up to life, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Oldham is scheduled for sentencing before Judge Charles R. Simpson, III in United States District Court, Louisville, Kentucky, on November 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney A. Spencer McKiness and was investigated by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Cybercrimes Unit through Kentucky’s Internet Crimes Against Children “ICAC” task force.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

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