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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2019

Boyle County Woman Sentenced to 270 Months for Production of Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jacquolyn S. Walls-Land, 37, previously of Junction City, Kentucky, was sentenced to 270 months in federal prison, on Monday, before Chief United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for the production of child pornography.

According to the evidence at the trial of her co-defendant Richard Derringer, Jacquolyn Walls-Land, who previously pleaded guilty to one count of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, took videos of the minor female victim while Derringer sexually abused the victim.  The sexual abuse, and recording of it, occurred on March 11, 2018.  The evidence established that Derringer forced the minor victim to smoke methamphetamine with him, on multiple occasions, during an approximate 3-hour period while the sexual abuse occurred.  Derringer even took hits of the methamphetamine himself and then exhaled into the minor victim’s mouth.  The minor victim reported the sexual abuse and forced drug use to her mother, approximately 8 hours after the abuse ended, and the minor victim was taken to a local hospital, where she tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Walls-Land’s co-defendant, Richard Derringer was sentenced to 100 years in federal prison earlier this month.  Under federal law, Walls-Land must serve 85 percent of her prison sentence.  Walls-Land will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 30 years, following her release.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the sentence. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Kentucky State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Marye and Mary Melton represented the United States. 

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Updated December 16, 2019