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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Grand jury indicts former D.A.R.E. officer on child pornography charges

DAYTON – Kevin A. Kovacs, a former longtime Beavercreek police officer who was arrested in April, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday.

 

In April 2020, Kovacs was arrested by criminal complaint and charged with producing, distributing, receiving, transporting and possessing child pornography, as well as tampering with a witness or informant.

 

The 10-count indictment filed Tuesday evening alleges Kovacs, in March and April 2015, coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of creating child pornography.

 

Kovacs is also charged with multiple counts of distributing, receiving, transporting and possessing child pornography, as recently as December 2019.

 

Finally, in June 2019, Kovacs allegedly intimidated, threatened or corruptly persuaded an individual in hopes of obstructing or impeding communication with federal authorities about this investigation.

 

David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio; Chris Hoffman, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cincinnati Division; Fairborn Police Chief Terry Bennington and Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers announced the indictment. Assistant United States Attorney Dwight Keller is representing this United States in this case.

 

If you have any information related to this case, please contact the FBI at 513-421-4310 or the Fairborn Police Department at 937-343-8854.

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated June 3, 2020