Scott County Man Sentenced to 264 Months for the Production of Child Pornography
A Georgetown, Ky., man, Matthew Stuart Marshall, 30, was sentenced on Monday, to 264 months in prison, by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory VanTatenhove, on his conviction for production of child pornography.
According to his plea agreement, a victim approached law enforcement about being sexually exploited by Marshall, when the victim was a minor. During the investigation, including searches of online accounts and electronic devices, law enforcement discovered 500 sexually explicit images of the minor victim, 33 sexually explicit videos of the minor victim, and 191 chats involving Marshall enticing the minor victim to engage in sexual activity. Marshall also admitted to participating in the planning of a video and live stream of the minor victim engaging in sexual activity with another adult. Evidence also revealed that Marshall had been directly communicating with other minor victims to entice and produce additional sexually explicit material.
Under federal law, Marshall must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 25 years.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Michael Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Chief Darin Allgood, Georgetown Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI and Georgetown Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Melton is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted this case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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