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Randolph Count Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of North Carolina

GREENSBORO – A Trinity man was sentenced yesterday to 97 months in prison after pleading guilty to one felony count of receipt of child pornography announced United States Attorney Sandra J. Hairston of the Middle District of North Carolina (MDNC).  

According to court records, in August 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) received a cybertip that an individual in Trinity, North Carolina was uploading and distributing child pornography.  Law enforcement investigated and determined Kevin Lee NUNN was responsible.  Based upon a forensic review, NUNN had thousands of images and videos of child sexual exploitation.

NUNN was sentenced to a 97-month term of imprisonment by the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, Chief United States District Judge in the United States District Court for the MDNC.  In addition to prison time, NUNN was ordered to pay restitution to victims totaling $36,500.00 and special assessments totaling $6,100.00. He pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography on June 9, 2023.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys K. P. Kennedy Gates and Lindsey Freeman.  

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorney’s 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


Updated November 14, 2023