Louisville man receives 22 1/2 year sentence for child porn - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville man receives 22 1/2 year sentence for child porn conviction

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - A Louisville, Kentucky man was given a 22 ½ year sentence today by Senior United States District Judge Thomas B. Russell for producing child pornography, said David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, according to a press release.

Jamar Garrett a.k.a. Darnell Hamilton, 35, admitted in court that during June through July of 2012, he represented himself as Darnell Hamilton and lived in Jefferson County. During that time period, he rented a room in a home where a nine-year-old girl also lived.

On July 1, 2012, Garrett engaged in sexually explicit conduct with the child, according to authorities. Garrett used his cell phone to record a video of sexual activity. Approximately one week later, an adult living in the home viewed the video, confronted the child, and called the police to report the matter. 

According to court records, Garrett fled the area. LMPD obtained a federal arrest warrant for Garrett, which was recorded in the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Law enforcement officials arrested Garrett on the outstanding warrant when he was stopped for a traffic violation in Toledo, Ohio.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, which called for a 22½ year term of imprisonment followed by a life term of supervised release, Garrett also pleaded guilty in Jefferson Circuit Court to sexually abusing a six-year-old child. The Jefferson Circuit Court case involved a different victim than the federal case. The state court sentence will run at the same time as the federal sentence.

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