Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kevin Gerome Leggiton - Repeat Sex Offender gets 235 months

A Texarkana man has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for production of child pornography.

Kevin Gerome Leggiton, 29, was also sentenced to a term of supervised release for the rest of his life upon release from prison, and ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to the victim and her family.

This sentence comes as a result of Leggiton's guilty plea to one count of Production of Child Pornography with Materials that had been Transported in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

Leggiton's sentence runs consecutive to a six-year sentence imposed in state court for the sexual assault of the victim whose photographs were taken during the sexual assault.

According to a plea agreement filed with the court, on October 4, 2007, a 15-year-old female reported to the Texarkana Police Department that she had been raped on May 26, 2007 by Leggiton, known to her as "K-Love". The teenager identified in the indictment as "Jane Doe", told the police detective that "K-Love" took six photographs of her with a disposable camera both before and after the sexual assault. Police subsequently identified "K-Love" as Leggiton.

According to court documents, photo albums belonging to Leggiton and containing photographs of the victim were taken into evidence. Evidence lead the investigators to a Texarkana, Texas Walgreens photo finishing department, where an employee identified Leggiton as the man who brought disposable cameras into the store for film development. The photographs depict the 15-year-old girl engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The camera containing these images was transported by Leggiton from Arkansas to Texas.

This case was investigated by the Texarkana Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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