A federal judge sentenced 56-year-old Kim Eugene Norris earlier this week to 210 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release on child pornography charges.
U.S. District Court Judge William J. Haynes Jr. sentenced Norris, of Madison, on Monday following his guilty plea in March to six counts of production of morphed child pornography, seven counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, according to a press release U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin and Metro Police Department Chief Steve Anderson sent Thursday.
Martin was quoted in the release as saying, “Kim Norris took advantage of six minor teen and pre-teen girls by manipulating pornographic images and websites to make it appear that the teens were engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”
The U.S. attorney added that since images of the girls posted on the Internet can’t be removed they “may suffer consequences for many years to come.”
According to the release, testimony at the sentencing hearing stated that Norris gained the trust of two sisters at a Madison condominium complex community pool.
He then downloaded photographs of the older sister and her friends from social networking sites and her school website before digitally altered the images to make it appear as though these girls were engaging in sexual activity. The girls were all between the ages of 11 and 15.
Norris, according to the government, also assumed the identities of two minor girls, used their personal information found on social networking sites the girls used and created profiles on pornographic websites, identifying the two girls by their full names and the name of the school they attended.
It was on the pornographic sites, according to the government, where Norris posted the altered images and “engaged in sexually explicit exchanges with others while identifying himself online as the two girls.”
Three of the victims and their parents spoke at the sentencing hearing about how their lives had changed as a result of the crimes.
Following his prison sentence, Norris will be required to register as a sex offender and participate in appropriate sex offender treatment.