Wednesday, 10 24, 2012
Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the sentencing of a Madison County man in U.S. District Court in Lexington, Ky. for violating federal child exploitation laws. Chief U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell sentenced 37-year-old James Rogers, a former Richmond police officer, to 108 months, or nine years, in prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. He must also register as a lifetime sex offender. Rogers was sentenced after he pled guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.
The charges are the result of an investigation by Attorney General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit with assistance from Kentucky State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Prosecution of this case was handled by the Office of Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit launched an undercover investigation of Rogers on November 19, 2011. Investigators found more than 26,000 child pornographic images on computers removed from Rogers Richmond, Ky. home.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations and seized approximately 350,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
For additional information on cybersafety in Kentucky, visit General Conway's Cybersafety Page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/ . To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.