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

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Junction City Man Sentenced To 292 Months For Receiving Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Junction City man, Gene Paul Pendygraft, 46, has been sentenced to 292 months in federal prison, to be followed by a life term of supervised release, for knowingly receiving child pornography.

On Friday, United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves formally sentenced Pendygraft, who must serve 85 percent of his federal prison sentence.

Pendygraft previously admitted that, in November of 2016, he knowingly received images of child pornography on his laptop computer.  A forensic examination of Pendygraft’s device revealed seven videos of child pornography, including some that depicted children under the age of 12 and some that depicted sadistic or masochistic conduct.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Steve Igyarto, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Homeland Security- Homeland Security Investigations (DHS-HSI), and Rick Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police (KSP), jointly announced the sentence.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 27, 2018