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Covington Man Sentenced to 360 Months for Production of Child Pornography

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

COVINGTON, Ky., — Ryan J. Brock, 34, of Covington, was sentenced yesterday to 360 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for production of child pornography.  The sentence imposed was the maximum allowed by the statute.

Brock previously admitted to sexually abusing a minor relative and producing photographs and videos of the abuse using a tablet device.  When a search warrant was executed at Brock’s residence in Covington, his device was not located, but an empty box for the device was found inside his vehicle.  Agents also located a laptop that was forensically examined and found to contain images and videos depicting the sexual abuse perpetrated by Brock, as well as other child pornography.  He pleaded guilty to the charge in December 2017.

Under federal law, Brock must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for 25 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James M. Gibbons, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago Field Office; and Chief Robert Nader, Covington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence. 

The investigation was conducted by HSI and the Covington Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard.

Updated August 10, 2018

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