A Louisville man will spend 25 years in federal prison after being convicted of transporting and possessing child pornography.
Chase Franklin Ramos, 30, pleaded guilty to seven charges — three charges of advertising child pornography, two of transporting it and one of possessing it, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.
Ramos allegedly used screen name Hellmage666 to download child pornography and run online groups from April 2017 to March 2018, officials said. He allegedly posted images of child pornography in these groups.
The FBI obtained 12 Dropbox links, 1,215 images and 210 videos of child pornography from Ramos during execution of a search warrant in October 2018.
“When you choose to engage in this district in a marketplace of filth that hurts kids, you should also be prepared to spend decades in federal prison; no parole,” Coleman said in a statement.
United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings sentenced Ramos to 300 months in prison, after which he’ll have supervised release.
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