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Grant County Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

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

COVINGTON, Ky. — Charles Moran, Jr., 44, of Grant County, Kentucky, was sentenced, last Thursday, to 14 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge David Bunning, for distributing and possessing child pornography. 

Moran previously admitted that, in June 2017, he used his computer to download hundreds of images of child pornography and then made them available for sharing with other users of a peer-to-peer software.  Unbeknownst to Moran, detectives with the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Campbell County Police Department were conducting online undercover investigations of child pornography.  When Moran was arrested, in October 2017, investigators found over 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer, which depicted sex acts against children ranging in ages from 6 months old to teenagers.  Moran pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2018.           

Under federal law, Moran 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 a term of 25 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Craig Sorrell, Chief of the Campbell County Police, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Campbell County Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Wade T. Napier.

Updated September 10, 2018

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