Park Hills Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography
A Park Hills man admits to making child pornography images and videos available for download over the internet.
Alan K. Newberry, 43, pleaded guilty in federal court this week to distribution of child pornography. He faces 20 years in prison when sentenced in September and will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
According to Newberry’s plea agreement, authorities with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office identified child pornography files that had been made available for download on the internet. They traced the source of the images and videos to Newberry’s computer, which was located at his home in Park Hills. He was arrested in January and it was later learned that he worked for the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky in Covington.
Authorities executed a search warrant at Newberry’s residence, searched his computer, and found 4,000 images and 700 videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Many of the images depicted prepubescent children and sadistic conduct.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Jack Conway, Kentucky Attorney General, jointly announced the guilty plea.
The investigation was conducted by the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General.
Photo: Alan Newberry (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)