Pulaski County Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

February 21, 2024

A Eubank, Ky., man, Floyd Adams, 48, was sentenced on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, to 20 years in prison, for receiving child pornography.

According to his plea agreement, in December 2021, law enforcement began investigating Adams, after he showed up for an internet-arranged meeting with a fictitious 11-year-old girl, at a Somerset movie theatre. Law enforcement later searched his electronic devices and his residence and found images of child pornography on his devices. Adams admitted to downloading sexually explicit pictures of minors.

Under federal law, Adams must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 10 years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Sheriff Bobby Jones, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by FBI and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Pearce Nesbitt is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted this case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. 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.