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Kentucky offender let out of prison by Bevin charged by feds

Posted at 11:18 AM, Apr 08, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year is now facing a federal charge of producing child pornography.

The new charge against Dayton Jones stems from the events that led to sodomy and other charges against him in 2014. He was a few years into a 15-year sentence on those convictions when Bevin commuted the sentence last year.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisville says the 24-year-old Jones has been arrested on one charge of producing child sex abuse material.

The charge carries a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted.