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Man sentenced for distributing child pornography

A Richmond man has been sentenced for distributing child pornography.

61-year-old Kenneth Rowe will spend 30 years in prison.

Rowe lived in Madison county and operated a dental lab in Lexington with his stepson. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Rowe admitted that between October and November 2009 he downloaded and distributed child pornography.

Investigators say an examination of Rowe's computer at his dental studio earlier this year revealed more than 5,000 photos and more than 20 videos containing child pornography. Rowe emailed some of those images to another individual.

A federal judge also cited Rowe's history of sexual abuse as another reason for the 30-year sentence. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rowe sexually and physically abused his stepson and his stepgrandson numerous times over a seven year period. Rowe was previously convicted for abusing the same 10-year-old grandson.


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