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Eastern District of Kentucky

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Olive Hill Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Receipt of Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An Olive Hill, Ky., man, who previously admitted that he possessed thousands of images and hundreds of videos containing child pornography, has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.


Today, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced James Keith Wolfe, 55, for receipt of child pornography and also ordered him to serve a 20year term of supervised release following the completion of his sentence. Under federal law, Wolfe must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.


Wolfe pleaded guilty in August of 2016 to a single count of receipt of child pornography.


In September of 2015, FBI and other law enforcement agents executed a search warrant at his Olive Hill residence, seizing several laptop computers, multiple thumb drives, and two Dell towers. Law Enforcement agents discovered that Wolfe’s computer and other electronic media contained more than 3,800 still images and 670 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


The investigation began when authorities made a direct connection to Wolfe’s computer while he was using a peer to peer (P2P) file sharing network to download child pornography images.


Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announced the sentence.


The investigation was conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Marye prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.


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Updated January 19, 2017