Somerset Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Possessing Child Pornography
LONDON, Ky. – A London man, Andrew Dick, 29, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison on Thursday, before U.S. District Court Judge Claria Horn Boom, for possession of child pornography.
According to his plea agreement, on March 28, 2019, Dick admitted to possessing sexually explicit images of nude prepubescent minors on his computer devices. He also acknowledged that he downloaded child pornography images from particular website, via the Internet, and that he possessed explicit images of minors that appeared to be as young as six years old.
Dick had previously been convicted, in a military court martial, in February 2013, of wrongful possession of child pornography and wrongful receipt of child pornography.
Dick pleaded guilty the federal charges in July 2020.
Under federal law, Dick must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10years, following his release.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI. The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna Reed.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
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