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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Boone County Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Transporting Child Pornography

COVINGTON, Ky. — Kerry M. Kennedy, 30, of Florence, Kentucky, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge David Bunning, for Transportation of Child Pornography. 

Kennedy previously admitted that, in July 2018, he posted approximately 88 videos depicting sexually explicit images of children to his online Dropbox account.  Law enforcement found hundreds more images of child pornography after executing search warrants on this same account.  In his guilty plea, Kennedy also admitted that he used messaging applications such as “Kik” and “Chat Now!” to get and share child pornography with others.  He confirmed that when he downloaded files from these applications, they would automatically upload to his Dropbox account.             

Under federal law, Kennedy must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of 15 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Wade T. Napier.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 4, 2019