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Kenton County, Ky. man gets 10-year sentence in child porn case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) - Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit announced Tuesday the sentencing of a Kenton County, Ky. man on charges involving child pornography, according to a press release. 

Timothy Johnston, 65, received a 10-year sentence Tuesday in Kenton Circuit Court after pleading guilty in Oct. 2013 to two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He must additionally register as a sex offender for life.
 
In March 2013, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit conducted a month-long investigation after investigators received a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and AOL that an Internet user had transmitted images of children engaged in sexual acts via email.

Cybercrimes investigators used a search warrant to enter Johnston's home and an arrest warrant was issued after a review of computers seized from the residence uncovered suspected child pornography images.

Additionally, General Conway's investigators contacted the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding the investigation after learning that Johnston had two foster children in his care.
 
The prosecution of this case was handled by Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders.
 
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched 375 child pornography investigations and seized more than 422,600 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
 
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