Jul 9, 2013 4:59 PM by Kirsten Bennett
Kevin Shea, 43, of Colorado Springs was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Phillip A. Brimmer to serve 8 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle announced. After serving his prison sentence, Judge Brimmer ordered Shea to serve 10 years on supervised release, and pay restitution totaling $7,000 to the victims of his crime. The defendant must also register as a sex offender.
Shea was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on November 8, 2012. He pled guilty before Judge Brimmer on February 14, 2013. Shea was sentenced on July 8, 2013.
According to court records, on January 12, 2011, Shea possessed computer disks and other material that contained images of child pornography that had been shipped or transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.
Specifically, according to an affidavit in support of a search warrant executed at the beginning of the case, the defendant used a peer-to-peer software program, using the name "pervymcperv". He distributed 97 images of child pornography and 3 videos of child pornography. As a result of the search warrant, FBI agents seized two laptop computers and an external hard drive that combined contained approximately 4,838 images of child pornography including images of bondage and torture, and 228 videos featuring child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.