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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 16, 2018

Georgetown Man Sentenced to 190 Months For Receiving Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Georgetown man, Nicholas Aaron Willinger, 34, has been sentenced to 190 months in federal prison, to be followed by a life term of supervised release, for knowingly receiving child pornography.

On Monday, Senior United States District Judge Joseph M. Hood formally sentenced Willinger, who must serve 85 percent of his federal prison sentence.

Willinger previously admitted that, in November of 2013, he knowingly received images of child pornography on his laptop computer.  A forensic examination of Willinger’s device revealed 56 videos of child pornography, including eleven videos depicting children under the age of six and four videos that depicted sadistic or masochistic conduct.

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

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the KSP.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney David Marye.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 23, 2018