Kevin Lentz, 49, is a former teacher at Henry Clay High School who was arrested on production and possession of child pornography charges in August.
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According to the Department of Justice, Lentz admitted in his plea agreement that he began an online conversation with the 9-year-old victim on March 19, 2023. Within minutes, Lentz sent the victim 85 images or videos of adult pornography, including sexually explicit images and videos of himself. Lentz also persuaded the victim to create and send multiple sexually explicit videos and images of himself to Lentz.
Lentz acknowledged that, at the time, he knew the victim was a minor, according to the DOJ.
A search warrant was issued in August for Lentz’s Lexington residence. After searching his phone, computer, and multiple hard drives, authorities discovered “several hundred” additional sexually explicit images and videos of minors.
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At his arraignment in August, Lentz entered a not-guilty plea. Later that month, it was revealed that the charges had been escalated to the federal level.
Lentz will face a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison for the production of child pornography and a maximum sentence of 20 years for possession of child pornography.