Whitley County Man, Amos Sparkman Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography
LONDON, KY (STL.News) A Williamsburg, Ky., man, Amos Sparkman, 25, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, before U.S. District Judge Claria Horn Boom, to the production of child pornography.
According to his guilty plea agreement, in October 2020, Sparkman started an online relationship with a minor female, using the social media platform Snapchat. Sparkman confessed to a sexual relationship with the minor and possessed a video of the minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct with Sparkman. Sparkman admitted that he used the minor victim to produce visual depictions of the minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and that the depictions were then transferred using Snapchat.
Sparkman was indicted in January 2020.
Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office, jointly announced the guilty plea.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI. The U.S. Attorney’s Office was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenna E. Reed.
Sparkman is scheduled to be sentenced on July 13, 2021. He faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison, in addition to a maximum $250,000 fine.