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Goodlett enters guilty plea

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By Doug Ponder

Former LaRue County High School Principal Kyle Goodlett entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges on Tuesday, August 15 in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky in Louisville.

If convicted, Goodlett faces no less than five years in prison and no more than 40 years. Further, Goodlett could be fined up to $500,000 and serve a period of supervised release of at least five years and up to and including a lifetime period of supervised release.

According to the plea agreement, Goodlett is recommended to receive 108 months (nine years) in jail and the sentence will run concurrent to any other state sentence “related to the facts supporting the federal conviction.” Goodlett will be sentenced in the same court at 10 a.m. on October 20.

On the federal level, Goodlett is charged with one count of transportation of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. On the state level, Goodlett is charged with 60 counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of a sexual performance by a minor. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney A. Spencer McKiness and is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Securities Investigations with assistance from Kentucky State Police and the Elizabethtown Police Department.

For the complete story see the August 23 edition of The LaRue County Herald News.