Caldwell County Kentucky man federally charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse | USAO-WDKY
Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury today returned a seven-count indictment charging a Caldwell County, Kentucky man with sexually exploiting two children and distributing and possessing pornography juvenile.
U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet, Jr. of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations made the announcement.
According to the indictment, William Guill, 47, of Princeton, Kentucky, was charged with four counts of child sexual exploitation, one count of distributing child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transferring obscene material to a minor.
Defendant will make a first court appearance at a later date before a U.S. Magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky in Bowling Green. If convicted, Guill faces a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum sentence of 270 years in prison. Once out of prison, he faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of life on probation. Guill will have to register as a sex offender. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.
This case is being investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Electronic Crimes Branch of the Kentucky State Police.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney A. Spencer McKiness.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit child sexual abuse, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information on the Safe Childhood Project, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information on Internet Safety Education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the “resources” tab.
An indictment is only an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.