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Wheelwright Man Sentenced to 120 Months For Distributing Child Pornography

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

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A Wheelwright, Ky. man, David Glenn Boyd, 53, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, to be followed by a Life term of supervised release, for knowingly distributing child pornography. 

Yesterday, Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell formally sentenced Boyd, who must serve 85 percent of his federal prison sentence.

Boyd previously admitted that, in August of 2016, he knowingly distributed images of child pornography over the Internet.  A forensic examination of Boyd’s laptop computer revealed 42 still images and 35 videos of child pornography.  The investigation was the result of a Cyber Tipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  As a result of the Cyber Tip, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) conducted an investigation, which led them to obtain a search warrant for Boyd’s  residence.  During the execution of that search warrant the KSP seized Boyd’s computer and other electronic media.  

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

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


Updated March 14, 2018

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