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Louisville Man Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Violating Child Pornography Laws

April 3, 2012

LOUISVILLE, KY – David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, today announced the sentencing of James L. Holloway of Louisville, to 96 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for violating child pornography laws. Holloway, age 70, was sentenced by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley in Untied States District Court April 2, 2012. A federal jury in Louisville found Holloway guilty of possession and transportation of child pornography and sexual exploitation of minors on September 15, 2011.

The jury deliberated less than one hour before finding Holloway guilty of all charges stemming from a Criminal Complaint, following a three day trial before Senior Judge McKinley.

According to information presented during trial, on May 18, 2008, Holloway, using the internet screen name “Consul_211” used an internet chat room to send images of child pornography to a special agent with Naval Criminal Investigative Services posing as the mother of two young female daughters.

A forensic analysis of the computers seized from Holloway’s residence revealed more than 188 still images of child pornography and 97 movie files of child pornography including image and movie files depicting children engaged in sexual acts.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys A. Spencer McKiness and Joshua Judd and was investigated by the Louisville Metro Police Department Crimes Against Children Unit and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit . For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

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