Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Conviction of Fleming County Man in Child Pornography Case
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the conviction of a Fleming County man on charges he distributed child pornography. A Fleming County jury yesterday found 28-year-old James Donovan guilty on five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor. The guilty verdict follows an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit that began in November of 2008.
The jury has recommended that Donovan serve a one-year prison sentence for each count to be run concurrently for a total of one year. Donovan was taken into custody immediately following his trial and was lodged in the Mason County Detention Center. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 7, 2011.
Donovan will also be required to register as a sex offender and will remain on the registry for life.
"Because of the hard work of my Cybercrimes Unit, a known distributor of child pornography is now behind bars," General Conway said. "I would also like to thank Kathryn Hendrickson, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, and her staff for the successful prosecution of this case."
A Fleming County grand jury indicted Donovan on June 2, 2009 following the investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit.
Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, has seized more than 160,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit has investigated more than 100 child pornography cases in Kentucky.
James Donovan, 26