A Corbin man has admitted that he encouraged the rape of a boy and pleaded guilty to producing child pornography.
Raymond Hollon pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in London. The charge carries a sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison.
The investigation that led to Hollon’s arrest began after the FBI searched a home in Massachusetts and found graphic images of child porn that the man there had sent to an email account registered to Randall Hollon, Raymond’s twin, according to a court record.
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In January, the FBI searched the home in Corbin where the twins lived with their mother and found electronic devices linked to both men that contained pictures and videos depicting child pornography, according to a sworn statement from FBI special agent Thad Lambdin.
Raymond Hollon told an FBI agent that he sent images of child porn to others so he could get images in return, and that he liked girls ages 8 to 10, according to Lambdin’s affidavit.
Each twin had an electronic device with more than 1,000 images of child porn, and Raymond Hollon told authorities he had abused more than 15 children, according to a detention order in the case from U.S. Magistrate Hanly A. Ingram.
Raymond Hollon pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography.
He admitted in his plea that on Jan. 3, he communicated online with a person identified as “Pepin.” The man sent him images of a prepubescent boy whom Pepin said was his son.
During the conversation, Hollon “encouraged and directed” Pepin in a sexual assault on the boy, telling Pepin what he wanted to see him do, according to Hollon’s plea agreement.
Pepin sent Hollon images of the assault, according to the plea.
In addition to a prison sentence, Hollon’s plea calls for a special assessment of $5,000 and restitution of $10,000.
Hollon has been in custody since he was arrested. His sentencing date has not been set.
Randall Hollon is charged separately with receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography, and with engaging in a child-exploitation enterprise by taking part in the offenses with three or more others.
He is scheduled for trial later this month.