Owensboro man found guilty on 12 counts of possessing child porn

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(Courtesy: Daviess County Jail)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – An Owensboro man has been found guilty on 12 counts of possessing child pornography.

Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations, Cyber Crimes Branch made the announcement on Friday.

A Daviess County Jury found Daniel Neal, 48, guilty on 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

The four-day trial began on July 22nd in Daviess County.

An investigation began in May 2012 when investigators with the Cyber Crimes Branch identified a computer sharing images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children at Neal’s home.

On May 17, 2012, multiple electronic devices were seized from Neal’s house.

A Daviess County Jury indicted Neal in November 2012.

The jury recommended Neal be sentenced to two years in prison on each of the 12 counts, meaning the recommended sentence reaches the state’s max 20-year punishment.

Neal must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Formal sentencing is scheduled for September 25th.

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This story was originally published on July 26, 2019

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