Louisville Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

States News Service
February 2, 2009

The following information was released by the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky:

Ronald Borman, age 61, of Taylorsville, Kentucky, in Spencer County, pled guilty to a single count of possessing child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky announced today. Borman entered the plea before United States District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III. Judge Simpson scheduled Borman's sentencing hearing for April 27, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., in Louisville, Kentucky.

Borman pled guilty pursuant to a written Plea Agreement. In the agreement, he admitted that on October 11, 2006, law enforcement officials arrested Borman on an arrest warrant issued from Florida. When asked for consent to search his apartment - located in Louisville, Kentucky - Borman agreed. During the search of the apartment several items of pornography were found, including items referencing children. Law enforcement officials seized a computer, webcam, and additional computer equipment.

Law enforcement submitted the computer evidence for examination at the Kentucky Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory. The examination revealed 304 still images and 24 movie files containing child pornography. The examination also revealed 31 e-mail messages that contained images of child pornography as attachments. All of the messages containing child pornography were sent to Borman from the same person. At all times relevant to the conduct charged in the Indictment, Borman acted while in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Borman faces maximum prison term of 10 year. Other potential penalties include a $250,000.00 fine and supervised release of at least five years and could include life.

Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless is prosecuting the case. The Louisville Metro Police Department in close association with the Clearwater (Florida) Police Department conducted the investigation. The Kentucky Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL), conducted the computer forensic examination of Borman's computer.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney's Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


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