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Dayton Man Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

A Dayton, Ky., man is sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar formally sentenced Paul Morris, 40, and also ordered him to serve a lifetime of supervised release, upon his release from prison.

Under federal law, Davis must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

At his guilty plea in March of this year, Morris admitted that he had uploaded videos and images that depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to an online messaging application, back in July of 2015.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James M. Gibbons, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (Chicago Field Division), jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by HSI. Assistant United States Attorney Elaine K. Leonhard prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

-Staff report

Photo: Paul Morris