LEXINGTON – A Pikeville man, who previously admitted to purchasing child pornography videos over the internet, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar sentenced 48 year-old Charles David Compton for receipt of child pornography. Under federal law, Compton must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. Following his release, he will have to register as a sex offender, for the rest of his life.
According to his plea agreement, on several occasions Compton ordered DVD’s that depicted children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. These DVD’s were mailed to Compton’s residence. Authorities also found numerous images of child pornography downloaded on his computer.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Pittsburgh Division, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Marye prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal