LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Morehead, Ky., man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for video recording himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor, under the age of 12 years old.
On Monday, August 15, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced Steven Michael Rose, 44, for the offense. Under federal law, Rose must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release, he will then be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for 15 years.
At his guilty plea, in April of this year, Rose admitted that he coerced the minor to engage in sexually conduct with him and he made a video of the encounter on his cell phone.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Howard Marshall, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Marye prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.