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Former Children's Home Employee Sentenced For Distributing Thousands of Sadistic Child Porn Images

A Park Hills man is on his way to federal prison for more than 12 years after previously admitting to distributing images of videos and child pornography through peer-to-peer files over the internet.

Alan K. Newberry, 43, was sentenced to 147 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar and ordered to pay $13,500 in restitution to victims.

Federal law requires Newberry to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. He 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 numerous images and videos of child pornography that had been made available for download on the internet. They traced the source of those files to Newberry’s computer, which was located at his home in Park Hills. Authorities executed a search warrant at the 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 abuse.

Newberry previously worked for the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky. He was fired after his arrest and also worked at other children's facilities in both Kentucky and Ohio.

Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Jack Conway, Kentucky Attorney General, jointly announced the sentence. 

The investigation was conducted by the Cyber Crimes Unit of the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General.

-Staff report