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Courts

  • Former Louisville teacher sentenced for violating child exploitation laws

      LOUISVILLE – The former Louisville teacher and assistant football coach, previously employed by a parochial high school, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by United States District Judge David J. Hale, to 504 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release, for violating child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Former pastor guilty of accessing, viewing child porn via Internet

      LOUISVILLE – The former pastor of a Louisville, Kentucky, parish pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David J. Hale today, in United States District Court, to charges of violating federal child exploitation laws, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    Stephen A. Pohl, age 57, voluntarily surrendered himself to the custody of the United States Marshals Service today, and will remain in custody until sentencing before Judge Hale on March 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

  • Convicted cat killer back in trouble with law

      SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A man who entered a guilty plea in late 2012 to torturing cats is now in trouble with the law once again.

    Alex D. Phelps has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury on charges of forgery and theft by unlawful taking under $500.

    The most severe penalty is a Class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

    However, due to the past felony conviction, any new sentence could be enhanced.

  • Former city worker won’t serve time on theft charges

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A Bullitt Circuit judge has accepted a guilty plea which will not require a former Shepherdsville employee to serve any time in jail.

    Robert Bright’s guilty plea on three counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000 was accepted during his recent final sentencing by Judge Rodney Burress.

    The one-year sentence would be diverted for three years. If Bright does not commit another crime, he would not serve any time in prison.

  • Scott County man arrested on child porn charges

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations today announced that a Scott County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

    Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit arrested 59-year-old Robert D. Jackson today at his Georgetown home. Jackson was charged with 25 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Former deputy sheriff indicted for Civil Rights violations

     WASHINGTON – A former deputy with the Bullitt County, Kentucky, Sheriff’s Office was charged today by federal grand jury indictment with two counts of willfully depriving an arrestee of his constitutional rights under color of law, announced by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. of the Western District of Kentucky.

  • Pulaski man charged with child exploitation crimes

     SOMERSET  A Pulaski County man was arrested on charges related to child sexual exploitation Thursday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

    Daniel I. Jarrin, 21, is charged with six counts of distribution and one count of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Each charge is a Class-D felony, punishable from one to five years in prison.

  • Former mortgage lending company owner sentenced for bank fraud

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former owner of an Orange County, California mortgage lending company was sentenced to 42 months in prison today, by Chief District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,689,587 for devising a scheme to defraud National City Bank of $12,744,678 of money under its control, by submitting fraudulent funding requests for nonexistent mortgage loans announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Army sergeant sentenced in Afghanistan bribery scheme

     WASHINGTON – An Army sergeant was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with supply contracts while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Indiana man sentenced for interstate porn transport

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the 30-month prison sentence of a New Albany, Indiana, man who previously pleaded guilty to charges of interstate transportation for prostitution, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. in U.S. District Court.

    David McNeary, age 34, pleaded guilty to three charges in a grand jury indictment on August 3, 2015. He was charged by grand jury indictment on May 20, 2015, and was arrested Friday, May 22, 2015, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. McNeary was placed on home detention with work release.