A former Western Kentucky University student pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Candace G. Hill of the Western District of Kentucky.
Keith Hamilton Hartman, 39, of Bowling Green, admitted that he downloaded child pornography onto his computer between June 2, 2007, and Aug. 6, 2007, while he was a student at WKU, according to the release. Hartman made the images available through the file-sharing program Limewire, the WKU computer network and the Internet, the release says.
Hartman pleaded guilty in June 2008 to three counts of first-degree rape of a victim younger than 12, three counts of first-degree sodomy of a victim younger than 12, five counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12, and six other sex-related counts, according to the release.
Hartman faces a maximum penalty of 100 years in prison, a $750,000 fine and a lifetime term of supervised release.