West Carrollton Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Possession of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 23, 2009|
DAYTON—James Kevin Brown, age 53, of West Carrollton, was sentenced in United States District Court here Tuesday to 96 months imprisonment for possession of child pornography.
William E. Hunt, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Keith L. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cincinnati Division, and West Milton Police Chief Mike Vickers announced the sentence handed down by United States District Judge Walter H. Rice late yesterday.
Employees of a West Milton computer repair shop where Brown had taken his laptop computer on March 26, 2007 found hundreds of images of child pornography when they examined the computer. Repair shop employees called the West Milton Police who seized the computer. The next day, when Brown returned to pick up the computer, shop employees called the police, who took Brown to the police department for questioning.
Forensic analysis of the computer by the Miami Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory identified approximately 1,275 images of child pornography.
Brown admitted to downloading the images from the Internet when he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography on July 23, 2007.
Brown was also sentenced to serve a lifetime of supervised release, a form of parole, at the conclusion of his prison term.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, 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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
Hunt commended the cooperative investigation by West Milton Police officers and FBI agents, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Clemmens, who prosecuted the case.