Office of the Attorney General
Nicholasville Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway and United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Kerry B. Harvey, jointly announce that a Nicholasville, Ky. man has been sentenced to 188 months, more than 15 years, in prison for receiving child pornography. The charges against 41-year-old Robert Allen Walker were the result of an undercover investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit.
In a plea agreement, Walker admitted that he downloaded child pornography using a file sharing program between November of 2009 and April of 2010. An investigator with General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit executed a search warrant at Walker’s residence on April 25, 2010. A forensic examination of the computer found at Walker’s residence revealed approximately 1,777 photographs and 59 videos of child pornography including children younger than 12 years old.
This case was brought as part of the Eastern District of Kentucky’s efforts pursuant to Project Safe Childhood, a Department of Justice initiative dedicated to protecting children from online exploitation and abuse.
“I am pleased to see this case come to a successful close and appreciate the assistance we received from the U.S. Attorney’s office,” General Conway said. “Because of the hard work of everyone involved, we have put another child pornographer behind bars.”
Under federal law, Walker, who was convicted on a misdemeanor sex abuse charge in 1994, must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for life.
Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, has launched 188 investigations and seized more than 191,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.