Colorado man accused of making child pornography held without bond
Last Updated: 74 days ago
EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - An El Paso County man accused of making, possessing and distributing child pornography is being held without bond.
Kenneth Wayne Hugo, 37, is charged with sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography, the FBI's Denver Division announced Tuesday.
The FBI and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said they found over 8,000 images of child pornography on Hugo’s computer and in his home during a search conducted in January. Officers said the images included pictures Hugo had taken of himself with girls under the age of 12.
Hugo was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver in August and transferred from state to federal custody on September 13.
“Those who produce child pornography, victimizing children for others’ enjoyment, belong in federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “By producing child pornography images, the children the defendant allegedly victimized will be harmed for the rest of their life.”
If convicted of the count of sexual exploitation of children, Hugo faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison.
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