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Man released from prison charged for child porn

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 09:25:45-04

PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 24-year-old man that was released from prison when former Governor Matt Bevin commuted his sentence is now facing a federal charge of child pornography.

United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced on Tuesday the arrest of Dayton Jones of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Jones has been charged via a federal Criminal Complaint with one count of producing child sex abuse material, that is, child pornography.

“This prosecution is about one thing and one thing only, Mr. Jones’ conduct in harming someone’s child in the Western District of Kentucky in violation of federal law,” Coleman said in a press release. “It serves as a reminder that despite these uncertain times, Kentucky families are well-served by some inspiring federal, state, and local law enforcement professionals that put themselves at risk to protect our kids.”

Jones is charged for conduct which occurred in October 2014. He created a video depicting child pornography. He created and shared the video with others, using the social media application Snapchat. Jones previously pled guilty to state charges involving sodomy, wanton endangerment, and distribution of material depicting the sexual performance of a minor, in Christian Circuit Court Case Number 14-CR-588.

Jones faces a mandatory minimum 15-year sentence in federal prison. The maximum potential penalties are 30 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, and Supervised Release of five years up to and including life. There is no parole in the federal system.