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Ex-Ky. Mayor Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

November 26, 2002

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) _ The former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to child-pornography charges that prompted his resignation earlier this year.

Paul R. Reeves, 57, admitted receiving and possessing two videos that contained child pornography. Under the plea agreement, he faces 27 to 33 months in prison and a fine of $6,000 to $60,000 at sentencing April 22.

The FBI said Reeves ordered the tapes from an undercover company run by postal inspectors. Postal inspectors said they entered Reeves’ home in May and found him watching a child-porn videotape. He resigned days later.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Wohlander said the probe began two years ago when Reeves’ credit card number was found on a child-porn Web server in Dallas.