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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 5, 2016

Dayton, KY Man Sentenced 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

COVINGTON, Ky. – A Dayton, Ky., man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. 

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar formally sentenced Paul Morris, 40, and also ordered him to serve a lifetime of supervised release, upon his release from prison.   Under federal law, Davis must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

At his guilty plea in March of this year, Morris admitted that he had uploaded videos and images that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to an online messaging application, back in July of 2015.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James M. Gibbons, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (Chicago Field Division), jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by HSI.  Assistant United States Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated August 15, 2016