October 30, 2015

Wayne County Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Producing Child Pornography

LONDON, KY—A Wayne County man, previously convicted of producing child pornography, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatehnove sentenced 31 year-old Brandon Lynn Jones. Under federal law, Jones must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. And, upon his release from prison, Jones must register as a sex offender and cannot have any contact with minors, for the rest of his life.

According to court documents, in 2014, Jones produced and distributed photographs depicting his sexual abuse of a minor, under the age of twelve.

Jones’s conviction is the result of an undercover investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, Washington, D.C. Field Division.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Howard S. Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Louisville; and, Assistant Director in Charge, Paul Abbate, FBI Washington, D.C., jointly announced the sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Reeves prosecuted the case on behalf of the federal government.