Pardoned by Bevin, man faces new charge

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year is now facing a federal charge of producing child pornography.

The new charge against Dayton Jones, of Hopkinsville, stems from the events that led to sodomy and other charges against him in 2014.

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He was serving 15 years on those convictions when Bevin commuted the sentence last year.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Louisville says the 24-year-old Jones has been arrested on one charge of producing child sex abuse material.

The charge carries a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted.