ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by State en Copyright 2020 Fri, 07 May 2021 18:50:56 -0400 HSI helps dismantle multiple state violent crime conspiracy https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-helps-dismantle-multiple-state-violent-crime-conspiracy After a five-day jury trial in federal court, Jorge Santos Caballero Melgar, 36, formerly of Nashville, Tennessee, was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery; conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to crimes of violence; interference with commerce by robbery in a March 2017 robbery in Bowling Green, Kentucky; murder through the use of a firearm during and in relation to the commission of a crime of violence; and illegal reentry into the United States after a previous deportation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-helps-dismantle-multiple-state-violent-crime-conspiracy Tue, 05/04/2021 - 16:41 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky HSI Northern Kentucky investigation results in lengthy federal child exploitation sentence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-northern-kentucky-investigation-results-lengthy-federal-child-exploitation Johnathan Scott Mason, 27, of Paris, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in January 2021.  According to his plea agreement, in March 2020, law enforcement officers discovered Mason’s activity on the social media application (app), Kik. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-northern-kentucky-investigation-results-lengthy-federal-child-exploitation Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:25 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Former county constable and city firefighter sentenced for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-county-constable-and-city-firefighter-sentenced-child-exploitation William Michael Fields, Jr., 37, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was convicted after a two-day trial in June 2020. According to trial testimony and documents on file with the court, Fields, then 36, exercised his positions as a Harrison County Constable and Paris Fire Department firefighter to form a relationship with a 17-year-old victim, who was interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or emergency medicine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-county-constable-and-city-firefighter-sentenced-child-exploitation Mon, 11/02/2020 - 09:18 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 21 years for child exploitation while living in Cambodia https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-21-years-child-exploitation-while-living-cambodia Micky Rife, 36, formerly of Salyersville, Kentucky, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove. In his plea agreement, Rife admitted that between Sept. 3, 2012, and Dec. 9, 2018, he traveled in foreign commerce, and between March 7, 2013, and Dec. 9, 2018, he resided in Cambodia, and that during those periods of time, he touched two minor females under their clothing and inside or on their genital areas on more than one occasion. He further admitted that both minor victims were under the age of 12 when the illicit conduct occurred. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-21-years-child-exploitation-while-living-cambodia Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky HSI Kentucky special agents join parcel task force to protect citizens from drug trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-kentucky-special-agents-join-parcel-task-force-protect-citizens-drug-trafficking In the past three months, the A-HIDTA Parcel Taskforce has seized more than $350,000 in illicit proceeds, large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and thousands of THC vapes that are similar in appearance to nicotine vapes. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-kentucky-special-agents-join-parcel-task-force-protect-citizens-drug-trafficking Tue, 12/17/2019 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-30-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Ryan J. Brock, 34, of Covington, previously admitted to sexually abusing a minor relative and producing photographs and videos of the abuse using a tablet device. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-30-years-federal-prison-producing-child-pornography Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Illegal alien from Mexico found guilty of unlawfully possessing a firearm in Kentucky https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-mexico-found-guilty-unlawfully-possessing-firearm-kentucky According to court evidence, Lexington police officers arrested Jesus Humberto Bernal-Berreaza, 19, on Dec. 7, 2017, for carrying a loaded and concealed .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-mexico-found-guilty-unlawfully-possessing-firearm-kentucky Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky ICE arrests 22 in northern Kentucky during an operation targeting criminal aliens and immigration fugitives https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-22-northern-kentucky-during-operation-targeting-criminal-aliens-and During this operation which ended Dec. 7, ERO deportation officers made arrests in the following Kentucky cities:  Covington (9), Erlanger (1), Florence (6), Newport (4) and Walton (2).  Of those arrested, 20 are men; two are women. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-22-northern-kentucky-during-operation-targeting-criminal-aliens-and Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Illegal alien from Mexico indicted in Kentucky on immigration fraud charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-mexico-indicted-kentucky-immigration-fraud-charges Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos, 26, was charged with the following immigration fraud-related counts: two counts of using a false document for purposes of obtaining employment, one count of possessing a counterfeit alien registration card, and one count of possessing a counterfeit Social Security card. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-mexico-indicted-kentucky-immigration-fraud-charges Thu, 09/08/2016 - 17:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Former Kentucky substitute teacher sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing, distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-kentucky-substitute-teacher-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-possessing Leon Lussier is a substitute teacher formerly employed by the Bowling Green School system.  He was sentenced Aug. 19 to 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers for possessing and distributing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-kentucky-substitute-teacher-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-possessing Fri, 08/19/2016 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years in prison for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-distributing-child-pornography Paul Morris, 40, of Dayton, Kentucky, was sentenced Aug. 3 by U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar to 20 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-distributing-child-pornography Fri, 08/05/2016 - 13:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 78 months in prison for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-78-months-prison-child-pornography Gregory Witte, 55, was charged in a four count grand jury indictment on July 7, 2015, and pleaded guilty to two of the counts on March 29, 2016.  The United States agreed to dismiss the remaining two counts during sentencing. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-78-months-prison-child-pornography Tue, 07/19/2016 - 12:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky ICE arrests 49 in Kentucky area during month-long enforcement action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-49-kentucky-area-during-month-long-enforcement-action ERO officers based in Kentucky arrested 49 individuals. Thirty-three of the 49 have been convicted of crimes in the United States including: grand theft auto, battery, sexual abuse, aggravated assault, DUI, hit and run. The remaining 16 are agency enforcement priorities as recent border crossers. ICE arrests 49 in Kentucky area during monthlong enforcement action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-49-kentucky-area-during-month-long-enforcement-action Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky substitute teacher pleads guilty to child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-substitute-teacher-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-charges Leon Lussier, 49, of Bowling Green, was arrested by criminal complaint Sept. 1, 2015, and charged by grand jury indictment Sept. 16, 2015. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-substitute-teacher-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-charges Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky substitute teacher charged with child pornography offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-substitute-teacher-charged-child-pornography-offenses Leon Lussier, 49, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was arrested Sept. 1 and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Brent Brennenstuhl the same day. Lussier was employed by the Bowling Green Independent School District as a substitute teacher. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-substitute-teacher-charged-child-pornography-offenses Thu, 09/03/2015 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Former Louisville teacher pleads guilty to producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-louisville-teacher-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography Patrick Newman, 33, of Louisville, was previously charged in a criminal complaint and then in a felony information. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-louisville-teacher-pleads-guilty-producing-child-pornography Wed, 08/19/2015 - 15:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Former Kentucky state employee sentenced to 13 years in prison for downloading child pornography while at work https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-kentucky-state-employee-sentenced-13-years-prison-downloading-child Gordon Bowers, 51, was sentenced June 18 by U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove to 13 years in prison for receiving child pornography. Under federal law, Bowers must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. Following his release from prison he will remain under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 15 years. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-kentucky-state-employee-sentenced-13-years-prison-downloading-child Fri, 06/19/2015 - 14:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky teacher charged with enticing minor, producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-teacher-charged-enticing-minor-producing-child-pornography Patrick Newman, 33, appeared June 2 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin. He is charged with engaging in unlawful online communications with a 13-year-old male (“John Doe”) using the social media applications VINE and KIK. Newman illegally used a means or facility of interstate commerce to knowingly persuade, induce, entice or coerce John Doe to engage in sex. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-teacher-charged-enticing-minor-producing-child-pornography Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years for receiving, possessing thousands of child pornography videos https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-20-years-receiving-possessing-thousands-child-pornography Erik A. Hentzen, 26, of Lexington, was sentenced Sept. 16 by U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood to 20 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release. Under federal law, Hentzen will have to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-20-years-receiving-possessing-thousands-child-pornography Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky British national admits traveling from England to Kentucky to sexually exploit minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/british-national-admits-traveling-england-kentucky-sexually-exploit-minor Solomon Blue Waters, 42, of London, England, pleaded guilty April 24 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins in the Eastern District of Kentucky to using the Internet to engage in sexual activity with a minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/british-national-admits-traveling-england-kentucky-sexually-exploit-minor Wed, 04/24/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kentucky man sentenced to 14 years in prison for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-distributing-child-pornography Juan Francisco Reyes-Ramos, 31, was sentenced Feb. 12 by U.S. Senior District Judge Joseph M. Hood in the Eastern District of Kentucky for distributing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kentucky-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-distributing-child-pornography Tue, 02/12/2013 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Illegal alien from El Salvador charged in Kentucky child sex trafficking ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-el-salvador-charged-kentucky-child-sex-trafficking-ring Adulfo De Aquino-Cancino, 28, is charged with the following crimes: conspiring to recruit, entice, harbor and transport two juveniles to engage in commercial sex acts; aiding and abetting in sex trafficking juveniles; and attempting to persuade, induce, entice and coerce a juvenile to engage in prostitution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illegal-alien-el-salvador-charged-kentucky-child-sex-trafficking-ring Thu, 05/31/2012 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Kansas man charged with producing child pornography in multi-state case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-charged-producing-child-pornography-multi-state-case Michael D. Arnett of Roeland Park, Kan., is charged with one count of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-charged-producing-child-pornography-multi-state-case Tue, 05/22/2012 - 20:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky Speed Art Museum transfers religious artwork to ICE https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/speed-art-museum-transfers-religious-artwork-ice In a ceremony on Tuesday, the local Speed Art Museum transferred a three-panel wooden triptych to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), following last month's settlement agreement. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/speed-art-museum-transfers-religious-artwork-ice Wed, 07/06/2011 - 00:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kentucky