Florida Man that Picked up two Minor Victims in Kentucky Sentenced to Federal Prison for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child


Jimmy DeLeon (Photo credit: Boyd County Detention Center)

ASHLAND, KY — The U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky reported on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 that a Winterpark, Fla., man, Jimmy DeLeon, 56, had been sentenced to 400 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual abuse of a child. 

According to DeLeon’s guilty plea, in August 2020, he travelled to pick up two minor victims, at their home in Boyd County.  He then took both victims to various states throughout the country.  During this interstate travel, he admitted to sexually abusing both victims and to producing videos and photos of that abuse.

DeLeon pleaded guilty in December 2021.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Filed Office; and Chief W. Todd Kelley, Ashland Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and the Ashland Police Department.  The United States was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Roth.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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