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Former Beavercreek D.A.R.E. officer pleads guilty; possessed more than 5,800 child porn files

BEAVERCREEK — A longtime former Beavercreek police and D.A.R.E. officer will be spending up to 240 months in prison after he admitted to two federal child porn charges in U.S. District Court.

Kevin A. Kovacs, 60, of Fairborn, was found to possess more than 780 images and 5,100 videos of child pornography, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Between April 2015 and July 2017, Kovacs uploaded more than 300 images and 2,200 videos depicting child pornography to his Dropbox account, federal prosecutors said.

“Videos featured the sexual abuse of children as young as toddler aged,” the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement. “One video depicted a toddler lying on a diaper whose arms and legs were bound by black tape.”

News Center 7 was at Kovacs’ Fairborn home in December 2019, when Fairborn police were assisting with a search warrant. At the time, police declined to comment on the nature of their investigation.

“The conduct he is alleged to have committed is both disgusting and extremely disappointing,” said former Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers at the time of Kovacs arrest. “As a former D.A.R.E. officer who received departmental and community awards for his work, he, of all people, knew this criminal activity to be exploitation of children and unlawful.”

The plea includes an agreed upon sentencing range of 60 to 240 months in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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