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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ft. Mitchell Man Sentenced to 97 Months For Receipt of Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jeffrey W. Harney, 53, of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, was sentenced today to 97 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge David L. Bunning, for receipt of child pornography. Harney was also order to pay $18,964.93 in restitution to the victims in this case.

Harney pled guilty in March 2018 and admitted that he used computer equipment to download child pornography from the internet.  Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on his residence and located approximately 3,640 images (including 1,199 videos) of child pornography on Harney’s computer equipment.  

Under federal law, Harney 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 15 years.  He will also have to register as a sex offender. 

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Mike Christman, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement.  The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Bracke.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 20, 2018