Crime

Morehead man who videotaped sexual encounter with child gets 35 years in prison

A Morehead man was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for videoing himself having a sexual encounter with a child.

Steven Michael Rose, 44, admitted to coercing a child under 12 to engage in sexually explicit conduct with him, and he used his cell phone to make a video of the encounter, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Rose, who pleaded guilty in April, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Monday. He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. Afterward, he will be under supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for 15 years.

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