Memphis Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Distributing Child Pornography
MEMPHIS, TN—Kevin Davis, age 24, of Memphis, Tenn., was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison today following his guilty plea to one count of distribution of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
In December 2012, agents working undercover identified a computer in the Memphis area that had child pornography images available for downloading. The children depicted in the images were being sexually assaulted or otherwise engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Further investigation revealed that the computer belonged to Kevin Davis of Memphis. Davis admitted that he had been using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to make the illicit images available to others.
In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays ordered Davis to serve five years of supervised release, forfeit all computers and media containing alleged child pornography, and pay $2,400 in restitution to identified victims whose images were among those Davis made available to others. There is no parole in the federal prison system.
This case was investigated by the Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Homeland Security Investigations; Memphis Police Department; Shelby County Sheriff’s Office; U.S. Marshal’s Service, U.S. Secret Service; and the U.S. Postal Inspectors. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Ireland represented the government.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative of the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about PSC, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/resources.html and click on the tab “resources.”