Former Rochester Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Conviction
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A former Rochester man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for possession of child pornography.
58-year-old Kevin Hammell, who now has a Caledonia address, entered guilty pleas in July to three counts of possession of child pornography involving children under 14 years old. Two other felony child pornography charges were dismissed through the plea agreement.
In addition to the jail sentence, Hammell will be on probation for five years.
According to court documents, he was charged in March following an investigation by Rochester Police. It was launched after investigators received a cyber tip concerning 20 images of suspected child sexual abuse material that had been uploaded to an Adobe account and linked to Hammell's residence in southwest Rochester.
The criminal complaint says Hammell eventually admitted downloading child pornography onto a USB drive, which was seized by investigators during the execution of the search warrant. It contained numerous video files of child sexual abuse involving girls believed to be 8 to 10 years old. The court document also alleged that sexually explicit images of an even younger child were uploaded to Hammell's Adobe account last fall.