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Former Boone County Corrections Officer Sentenced for Transporting Child Pornography

A Fulton man who previously worked as a Boone County corrections officer was sentenced in federal court Monday for transporting child pornography over the internet. U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark sentenced 21-year old Kevin Michael Downey of Fulton to twelve years in federal prison without parole. Downey pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography back in November. He admitted that he uploaded child pornography to his online Dropbox account. Downey was working as a corrections officer at the Boone County jail at the time of the offense. Downey admitted to downloading, viewing, and uploading child pornography to DropBox. He also admitted to trading child pornography with others online. Investigators found more than 700 videos and more than 400 images in Downey’s Dropbox that included the depiction of rape, children bound, and children engaged in sexual activity with animals. As part of Downey’s sentence, he must also pay a total of $30,000 in restitution to ten of his victims.

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