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FRESNO, Calif. — United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill today sentenced Kevin Ray Adams, 25, of Riverbank, to eight years and one month in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receiving and distributing child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to the plea agreement, between August 3, 2012, and February 9, 2014, Adams received and distributed images of child pornography over the Internet. The defendant transmitted more than 600 images of child pornography, some of the images depicted prepubescent minors, and some were of violence or sadistic or masochistic conduct. He has been detained as a danger to the community and a flight risk since his initial court appearance on July 7, 2014.
The case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Riverbank and Ceres Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney David Gappa prosecuted the case.
The case is 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 those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education.