FRANKFORT, Ky. (7/8/14) — Attorney General Jack Conway announced that a Bowling Green, Ky., man has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
Sergio Medina, 56, pleaded guilty in Warren Circuit Court on July 3 to 11 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Medina was charged in this case following an undercover investigation by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit. A search warrant was executed in August 2013 at Medina’s Bowling Green home, where investigators seized computers containing images depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
“I am pleased that my cybercrimes investigators have helped take another child pornographer off of the Internet,” General Conway said. “Our work is making the Internet a safer place for Kentucky kids.”
Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron handled the prosecution of this case. Commonwealth’s Attorney Cohron has recommended Medina serve a six-year prison sentence. Medina will also be required to register as a sex offender for a period of 20 years. Medina is scheduled to be sentenced on July 29 at 8:30 a.m. in Warren Circuit Court.
General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched 375 child pornography investigations and seized more than 422,600 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit’s is also a member of the U.S. Dept. of Justice Internet Crimes Against Child Task Force.
For additional information on General Conway’s efforts to protect Kentuckians from Internet predators, visit the Office of the Attorney General’s “Cybersafety in Kentucky” page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call (800) 843-5678.You can follow Attorney General Conway on Twitter @kyoag, visit the Attorney General’s Facebook page.
Information provided by Daniel Kemp
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