Jessamine County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

LEXINGTON, Ky.— A Nicholasville, Ky., man, Noah James Grimes, 30, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Monday, by U.S. District Judge Karen C. Caldwell, after pleading guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside the United States, with the purpose of producing a visual depiction of that conduct.

According to Grime’s guilty plea, a minor victim from Ontario, Canada, told their parent that someone had taken sexually explicit pictures of them at daycare.  That person had been talking on a video chat with Grimes around the time the pictures were taken.  Law enforcement discovered that the person who had taken the sexually explicit photos of the minor had been asked to do so by Grimes and had previously sent pictures of herself to Grimes, when she was a minor.  A search warrant of Grimes phones revealed more than a hundred images of minor males, under the age of 12.  Grimes admitted to knowingly persuading someone to produce sexually explicit images outside the United States and having those images sent to him.

Grimes pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2022.

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