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Campbell Police Bust Man with Child Pornography Depicting Babies, Teens

A Grant County man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Charles Moran, Jr., 44, received his sentence in U.S. District Court in Covington before Judge David Bunning.

Moran previously admitted that, in June 2017, he used his computer to download hundreds of images of child pornography and then made them available for sharing with other users of a peer-to-peer software.

Unbeknownst to Moran, detectives with the Electronic Crimes Unit of the Campbell County Police Department were conducting online undercover investigations of child pornography.

When Moran was arrested in October 2017, investigators found over 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer, which depicted sex acts against children ranging in ages from 6 months old to teenagers.

Moran pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2018.

Under federal law, Moran must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of 25 years.

-Staff report

Photo via Campbell Co. Detention Center