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September 18, 2015

Nicholasville Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Distribution of Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, KY—A Nicholasville man, who previously admitted that he made child pornography images available for download on the Internet, has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison.

On Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced Jeffrey Treadway, 37, for distribution of child pornography. Under federal law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 25 years.

According to court documents, in 2013, law enforcement identified several child pornography files available for download on the Internet and traced the source of the images to Treadway’s computer, which was located at his home in Nicholasville.

The FBI searched Treadway’s computer and found over 20,000 thousand images of children, some of whom were under the age of 12, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Treadway admitted that some of the images depicted adults sexually abusing children.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Kentucky Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (KRCFL). The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Marye.

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