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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 14, 2022

Former D.A.R.E. officer pleads guilty to child pornography crimes

DAYTON, Ohio – A former longtime Beavercreek police officer pleaded guilty in federal court here today to two federal child pornography crimes.

 

Kevin A. Kovacs, 60, of Fairborn, was arrested in April 2020 and indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2020.

 

Kovacs pleaded guilty today to transporting and possessing child pornography.

 

According to the plea document, between April 2015 and July 2017, Kovacs uploaded more than 300 images and 2,200 videos depicting child pornography to his Dropbox account. Videos featured the sexual abuse of children as young as toddler aged. One video depicted a toddler lying on a diaper whose arms and legs were bound by black tape.

 

Kovacs also used online messenger, social media, cloud storage and email accounts to transport and possess child pornography.

 

In total, as of December 2019, Kovacs possessed more than 780 images and 5,100 videos of child pornography.

 

Kovacs’ plea also includes an agreed upon sentencing range of 60 to 240 months in prison. The Court will ultimately determine the sentence at a future hearing.

 

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio; J. William Rivers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Fairborn Police Chief Terry Bennington and Beavercreek Police Chief Jeff Fiorita announced the plea entered into today before U.S. District Judge Michael J. Newman. Assistant United States Attorneys Dwight K. Keller and DeMarr Moulton are representing the United States in this case.

 

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Updated February 15, 2022