14 Year Sentence For Child Pornography Charges

A Harlan County man will spend more than a decade behind bars.

Terrill Derry was sentenced to more than 14 years in prison in federal court in London after pleading guilty to child pornography charges this April.

Derry was indicted last October after police say he had a sexually explicit chat with an undercover police officer posing as a 14 year-old girl.

An FBI investigation revealed that Derry had distributed movies and images of child pornography through e-mail.


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  • by outrages Location: kentucky on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:41 AM
    Thank goodness it was just an undercover officer. Could you imagine if they had not caught him and he got to a 14 year old, the damages to the young girl would be irreversable. She would never be the same after. And who knows what he might have done after he had his way with her...I think it is an outrage people blame the police or children. This man was sick for even trying. I am glad he is behind bars for the majority of the rest of his adult life, that way he does not have the chance to harm another.
  • by concerned Location: kentucky on Jul 25, 2007 at 07:58 AM
    ok i understand the child pornography that is a crime a sick crime and he pleaded guilty to it. but, why would you give the man more years for having an online conversation with a police officer that pretended to be 14 thats not right he didnt do anything but chat i could understand if he was willing to meet her and actually showed up then yeah arrest him and put him behimd bars but i have seen many young kids get on the chat rooms and talk to men like they were adults themselves. so its not only their fault its the childrens fault to for getting on there and talking to them knowing thier under age and there over age there is a block button that works if you dont want to chat with them and the parents should supervise their conversations. so its not right to put a man behind bars just for having a explicit conversation but actually meeting them to do it is SICK.
  • by John Location: Madisonville on Jul 24, 2007 at 08:05 PM
    What crime has been committed ? An undercover officer is obviously NOT a girl 14 years of age.If there was in fact a victim that was a girl 14 years of age,some sort of punishment would be applicable.To sentence a man to more than 14 years in prison because he had explicit chat with who he believed to be a "14 year-old girl" is outrageous !! Our criminal justice system is a big joke !!
  • by RENEE Location: LESLIE COUNTY on Jul 24, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    THANKS GOD!!!

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