Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Guilty Plea of Kenton County Man for Distribution of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the guilty plea of a Kenton County man for possession and distribution of child pornography. Yesterday afternoon, Alan K. Newberry, 43 of Park Hills, Ky., pled guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography. Based on his conviction, Newberry will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Newberry will be sentenced on September 24, 2015. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
According to Newberry’s plea agreement, investigators with Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit identified child pornography files that had been made available for download on the internet. They traced the source of the images and videos to Newberry’s computer, which was located at his home in Park Hills. Authorities executed a search warrant at Newberry’s residence, searched his computer, and found 4,000 images and 700 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
“I appreciate the hard work of my Cybercrimes Unit in protecting our children and adults in the Commonwealth,” General Conway said. “These laws are in place to protect the citizens of Kentucky and to ensure the innocence of childhood is protected from online predators.”
This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit
Since its creation in June 2008, Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 450 child pornography investigations and seized nearly 700,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
For additional information on General Conway’s efforts to protect Kentuckians from Internet predators, visit the Office of the Attorney General’s “Cybersafety in Kentucky” page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.