Former Brooksville Mayor, Kevin Hohn, charged with child exploitation offenses

Former Mayor of Brooksville, Florida, Kevin Hohn, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children.

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According to the criminal complaint, in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images and a video depicting child pornography. Further investigation traced the IP address used to distribute the files to Hohn’s residence in Brooksville. Investigators determined that Hohn, 65, is a retired Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and former mayor of the City of Brooksville.

On February 19, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at Hohn’s residence. Upon entry into the home, they found Hohn sitting in his office at a computer that was connected to an external hard drive. An examination of the external hard drive revealed more than 100 images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Within these images, investigators discovered images of apparent child pornography that had been covertly recorded inside of Hohn’s home.

A criminal complaint is only an allegation and every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

If convicted, he faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release.

 

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