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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 7, 2016

Meade County Kentucky, Convicted Sex Offender, On The Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, Guilty Of Transporting And Possessing Child Pornography

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Meade County, Kentucky, convicted sex offender, on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry, pleaded guilty in United States District Court today, before District Judge David J. Hale, to charges of transporting and possessing child pornography announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Travis Tucker, 30, was charged by grand jury indictment on February 17, 2016. According to information in the plea agreement, Kentucky State Police received several Cybertip reports concerning uploading of child pornographic images (that is, images of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct), to a Google plus account from an email address of TravisTucker697@gmail.com. The uploads occurred on four separate occasions in October of 2014. Investigative efforts led to Tucker as the user of the email account used to upload the images.

Law enforcement officials executed a state search warrant on Tucker’s residence in Meade County, Kentucky, on January 14, 2015. During the search, they seized numerous digital items. Later, forensic review of the digital items revealed thousand so images of child pornography. The images had been acquired using the Internet.

Prior to October of 2014, Tucker had been convicted of a child pornography offense. He was on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry at the time of the offenses in the Indictment.

At the time of sentencing, the United States has agreed to dismiss Count 1 of the indictment (transporting child pornography), and agree that a sentence of 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release is appropriate. A sentencing date has not been scheduled. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jo Lawless and is being investigated by Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 7, 2016