Crime

Former police officer enters guilty plea to two federal child pornography charges

Dayton, Ohio – Earlier this week, a former Beavercreek police officer entered a guilty plea in federal court to two federal child pornography charges.

According to United States Attorney Kenneth L. Parker, Kevin Kovacs, 60, of Fairborn, pled guilty to transporting and possessing child pornography. He was arrested in April 2020 and indicted in June 2020, according to court records.

In his plea agreement, Kovacs says that between April 2015 and July 2017, he uploaded more than 300 photos and 2,200 videos displaying child pornography to his Dropbox account. The sexual abuse of children as young as toddlers was depicted in several videos.

According to the release, Kovacs had more than 780 photos and 5,100 videos of child pornography in his possession as of December 2019. He had used online messenger, social media, cloud storage, and email accounts to transfer and possess child pornography.

Kovacs’ plea agreement says that he will serve between 60 and 240 months in jail. A subsequent hearing will be held to decide the appropriate sentence.

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