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Maysville Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 14, 2009
  • Eastern District of Kentucky (859) 233-2661

COVINGTON, KY—Larry J. Beckley, 24, of Maysville, Kentucky, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves to 135 months in prison for distribution of child pornography.

Beckley previously admitted that in 2008 he made more than 50 images of child pornography available for download on a peer-to-peer file sharing program. In October of 2008, authorities seized Beckley’s computer from his place of employment in Mason County and a forensics examination revealed that he had 159 images and four videos of child pornography. Some of the images contained depictions of sadistic, masochistic, and violent behavior while other images showed children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Beckley worked at a lingerie store in Maysville.

According to the plea agreement, Beckley admitted to viewing and downloading child pornography for more than three years.

Under federal law, Beckley must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for life. Beckley must also register as a sex offender once he’s released from prison.

James A. Zerhusen, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Timothy D. Cox, Special Agent In Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly made the announcement today after the sentencing.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The United States was represented by the Ft. Mitchell Branch Office of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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