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Courts

  • KSP charges Warren man with child sex offenses

     BOWLING GREEN  On May 1, 2017, at approximately 4:47 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post 3-Bowling Green, arrested Christopher P. Stinnett, 39, for prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor/police officer re: sex offenses.

  • Louisville man convicted of illegal firearm possession

       LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the conviction of Damon Lamont Shanklin, 41, of Louisville, Kentucky, in United States District Court, for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

    Shanklin was ordered into federal custody following a trial on April 25, 2017, before United States District Court Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell.

  • Indictments handed down on drug-related allegations

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The BUllitt County Grand Jury recently indicted the following individuals on drug-related felony charges:

    *Ronald B. Jewell — charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Jewell had methamphetamine in his possession on Sept. 21, 2016, with the intent to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    However, due to a pair of past felony convictions in Nelson County, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Oldham man pleads guilty on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that an Oldham County, Kentucky resident pleaded guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to charges including the possession, transportation and advertising of images containing child pornography.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Richard Wayne Johnson, admitted to receiving and possessing thousands of images (still and video) of child pornography and further admitted to advertising those images over the Internet.

  • Louisville man guilty of online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident pled guilty in United States District Court this week, before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to attempted online enticement.

    According to the factual basis of the plea agreement, Timothy Wayne Tucker, admitted to using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom Tucker believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purposes of  engaging in sexual activity.

  • Physician settles false, civil claims

     LOUISVILLE – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations that he violated the federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other government health care programs, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., who is no relation to the defendant. 

  • LaRue Co. man sentenced on child porn charges

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Larue County, Kentucky resident was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, to 78 months in prison followed by ten years of supervised release.   The Court further ordered Benjamin Boyd of Hodgenville, Kentucky to pay $65,000 in restitution to be divided between nine identified victims, after he pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography.

  • Former LMPD officer guilty of theft, sentenced

     LOUISVILLE - United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the five month prison sentence followed by five months home detention,  of a former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, in United States District Court, for stealing contents of packages while working as a drug interdiction task force officer.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher guilty of child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court, before District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to a single charge of sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Woman convicted of causing injuries to police officer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A woman has been found guilty of actions she took last October which left a police officer injured.

    Taira Leigh Litsey, 32, was found guilty by Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress of assault, wanton endangerment, fleeing police and operating on a suspended license.

    She was also found to be a persistent felony offender in the second degree.

    Final sentencing will be held on May 31 at 1 p.m.

    The trial was the first in which no jury was involved. Burress was the sole decider in a criminal felony trial.