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Conway Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempted Production of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Arkansas

      LITTLE ROCK—A Conway man was sentenced yesterday afternoon for attempting to produce child pornography. United States District Court Judge Billy Roy Wilson sentenced Kenneth Avance, 26, to 30 years in federal prison.

      In May 2021, FBI received a report that Kenny Avance had contacted an individual on Snapchat and asked for photos of “you doing sexy things with your little ones.” Avance was aware the individual had children ages 9 and 13. Avance asked the person to “show them naked or naked and you touching them,” and the individual responded they were not comfortable doing that. Avance then sent two images of a female toddler, completely naked, with a naked adult male’s genitalia in the photo.

      During the investigation, FBI agents discovered Avance had two cell phones, both of which contained images of child sexual abuse. Forensic examination revealed these phones contained 630 photos and 74 videos of child sexual abuse material.

      Avance was indicted in June 2021 and pleaded guilty in August 2022. In addition to the 30-year prison term, Avance was sentenced to ten years of supervised release following his imprisonment. The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Allison Bragg.

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Updated November 17, 2022

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