Office of the Attorney General
Shelby County Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced a 10 year prison sentence for a Shelby County man following his guilty plea in a child pornography case. Ronald Craig Hornback, 51, was sentenced on July 26 in U.S. District Court to 121 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography. Hornback will also be required to register as a sex offender. Prosecution of this case was handled by Erin Roth in the United States Attorney's office for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
"I would like to thank the U.S. Attorney's Office for their successful handling of this case," General Conway said. "I also appreciate the hard work and dedication of the investigators in my Cybercrimes Unit who work every day to make the Internet a safer place for Kentucky kids."
Investigators from General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, with assistance from Kentucky State Police, arrested Hornback on February 26, 2010 after executing a search warrant at Hornback's home. His arrest was the result of a nearly five-month investigation by the Cybercrimes Unit.
Hornback was arraigned in U.S. District Court, Eastern District in Lexington on September 25, 2010.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized more than 280,000 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.
Ronald Craig Hornback, 50