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Covington Man Gets 18 Years in Prison for Child Porn Conviction

A Covington man is headed to federal prison for the next 214 months, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Tuesday.

Joseph Andrew Morgan Oldani, 30, was arrested by the attorney general's Cyber Crimes Unit last summer and charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of failing to comply with conditions of being a registered sex offender from another state. His state charges were dismissed in lieu of federal prosecution, according to a news release.

As part of his 18-year federal sentence, Oldani must register as a lifetime sex offender and pay restitution to the victims in the images and videos he possessed.

Oldani has outstanding warrants in Oregon for a previous sex crime conviction that he will face after his release from federal prison. Oldani moved to Kentucky from Oregon using a false name to avoid registering as a sex offender and detection by authorities.

Last summer, cyber investigators, assisted by Kentucky State Police, recovered numerous images of child pornography downloaded by Oldani at a home in Kenton County. It was alleged that Oldani had been downloading child pornography from the home for several months. 

The work of the Cyber Crimes Unit, a division of the Department of Criminal Investigations in the Office of the Attorney General, is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep sexual predators away from Kentucky’s families and children.

“The Attorney General is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it’s our job to take those who would exploit children off the streets to ensure our communities are safe,” Beshear said. “We would like to thank the U.S. Attorney’s Office , the Office of Kenton County Attorney and the Kentucky State Police for working with our cyber investigators on this case.”

Since taking office Jan. 4, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested or convicted 27 sexual predators.

-Staff report

Photo via Kenton County Detention Center