Office of the Attorney General
Marshall County Man Sentenced to 190 Months in Prison for Violating Federal Child Exploitation Laws
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the sentencing of a Marshall County man for violating federal child exploitation laws. U.S. Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell sentenced 44-year-old James Todd Hill on September 10, 2012 to 190 months in prison, followed by a 10-year term of supervised release. Hill must also pay $5,000 in restitution to a victim.
Hill's sentencing follows an undercover investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit that began on March 21, 2011.
"I am pleased that my cybercrimes investigators, working with the U.S. Attorney's Office, have taken another child pornographer off of the Internet," General Conway said. "Our work is making the Internet a safer place for Kentucky kids."
A federal grand jury in Paducah, Ky. returned a five-count indictment against Hill on September 13, 2011, charging him with distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography. The indictment was unsealed on September 19, 2011 following the arrest and first appearance of Hill before U.S. Magistrate Judge W. David King.
Hill pled guilty to the charges in U.S. District Court on February 28, 2012.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations, seized more than 322,000 child pornographic images and videos and won more than 100 child pornography convictions. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
For tips on staying safe online, visit Attorney General Conway's "Cybersafety in Kentucky" website at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/ . To report cyber abuse, call the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678.