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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 24, 2021

Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 192 Months for Production of Child Pornography

COVINGTON, Ky.A Cincinnati, Ohio, man, Kevin Villamar, 29, was sentenced to 192 months on Friday, by U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning, after previously pleading guilty to the production of child pornography.             

According to his plea agreement, Villamar admitted to traveling from Ohio to Boone County, Kentucky, on August 8, 2020, to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Villamar filmed the sexual conduct on his iPhone and sent the video of the conduct over Instagram to the victim, who was a minor.

Villamar pleaded guilty in June 2021.  

Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; and Edward J. Gray., Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Sheriff Michael A. Helmig, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, announced the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Boone County Sheriff’s Ofice.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Winslow.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.         

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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CONTACT: Gabrielle Dudgeon PHONE: (859) 685-4887 E-MAIL: gabrielle.dudgeon@usdoj.gov
Updated September 24, 2021