Campbellsville man sentenced to 110 years in prison for making child pornography

A Taylor County man who used cell phones to take photos of himself molesting girls younger than 5 was sentenced Monday to 110 years in prison, according to a news release from David J. Hale, U.S. Attorney for Western Kentucky.

Tony Edwin Davis, 50, of Campbellsville pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography.

Federal authorities started investigating Davis after someone who had loaned him a cell phone told police she'd found images of child pornography on the device after getting it back.

Authorities found 227 images of child pornography on three phones Davis had used, according to a court motion.

Davis was a dangerous predator who "raped children, some still in diapers, and recorded it for his perverse sexual gratification," Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Spencer McKiness said in one document.

Davis pleaded guilty on charges involving two girls, but after he was arrested, other people told authorities he had molested them when they were children, according to a court document.

Davis, who has a prior conviction in state court for sexually abusing a 14-year-old, will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.