Hopkinsville Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury On Child Poronography Charge

Jul 2, 2020

Credit mugshot / Kentucky Department of Corrections

A federal grand jury indicted Dayton Jones of Hopkinsville on a charge of producing child pornography. 

Jones was arrested April 6th on a federal criminal complaint on the charge. If convicted, Jones faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Jones’ charge stems from an October 2014 incident when he allegedly filmed child pornography and shared the video using the social media platform Snapchat.

Related to the same incidient, Jones previously pleaded guilty to charges of sodomy, wanton endangerment, and distribution of material depicting the sexual performance of a minor in Christian Circuit Court Case Number 14-CR-588 in 2016.

Jones faces a mandatory minimum 15-year sentence in federal prison. The maximum potential penalties are 30 years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, and Supervised Release of five years up to and including life.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the United States Marshals Service.