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Convicted sex offender sentenced for child porn
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Forsyth County News

 

A 52-year-old Cumming man previously convicted of child molestation was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography.

According to a report from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Jerry Ray Kinman pleaded guilty to the charges Aug. 12.

After serving 10 years in prison, Kinman must spend the rest of his life on supervised release. Senior U.S. District Court Judge William C. O’Kelley also ordered Kinman to pay a fine of $2,000.

The case was handled by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates noted Kinman had been convicted of child molestation in 1994.

"After being released from prison for those horrible crimes, he once again victimized children by purchasing child pornography," Yates said. "His behavior clearly poses a danger to our children and demands this lengthy prison sentence.”

According to Yates and information presented in court, Kinman was linked to an international investigation when he bought images of child pornography from a Belarus-based child pornography Web site. 

During a consensual search of his home in February, FBI agents found images of child pornography on his home computer and stored on various forms of electronic media.

Further investigation of the equipment, which authorities seized, turned up about 14,000 images and 54 videos of child pornography, Yates said.

She said Kinman had spent four years in prison during the 1990s after he was convicted by a U.S. military court on three counts of indecent acts with a child. Those crimes happened while Kinman was stationed in Hawaii with the U.S. Navy.