LONDON, KY – Daniel Randall Ramsey-Greene, 27, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, was sentenced Tuesday, February 22, 2022 to 300 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, for production of child pornography.
According to his plea agreement and sentencing hearing, while a foster parent, Ramsey-Greene setup a wireless camera in the bathroom of his residence, to capture videos and images of his foster child’s genitals. Ramsey-Greene then saved these images to his cell phone. In April of 2020, Ramsey-Greene also made the victim smoke marijuana. Thereafter, Ramsey-Greene sexually molested the young boy. The victim’s mother informed the Middlesboro Police Department of the abuse.
Law enforcement removed the victim from Ramsey-Greene’s custody and seized Ramey-Greene’s cellular phone and wireless camera system. The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crimes Branch performed a forensic analysis of Ramsey-Greene’s electronics, which revealed that Ramsey-Greene produced sexually explicit images of another minor, who was another foster child that Ramsey-Greene ultimately adopted. Electronic evidence and forensic interviews revealed that Ramsey-Greene produced pornographic images of both boys between September of 2019 and April of 2020.
The Court applied numerous sentencing enhancements, based on evidence of his engaging in sex acts with a minor, being a parent or guardian of the victims, and being a repeat and dangerous sex offender against minors. Ramsey-Greene entered his guilty plea, to two counts of production of child pornography, on June 8, 2021. Under federal law, Ramsey-Greene must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for Life.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Louisville Division; Col. Phillip Burnette, Jr., Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, and Michael Orr, Middlesboro Police Chief, jointly announced the sentence.
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.