COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Kentucky man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday for transporting child pornography, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Rodger William Moore from Alexandria was flying from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to Fayetteville, Arkansas when left his phone on a plane. Airline staff found it and turned it into lost-and-found and later got into the phone with the goal of identifying the owner.

The 54-year-olds’ plea agreement said airline staff found what appeared to be child pornography and contacted law enforcement.

A forensic review revealed around 171 videos and images of child pornography. The plea stated that on another occasion northern Kentucky law enforcement found child pornography in his car and on various computers and storage devices in his home.

Moore pleaded guilty to his charges in September 2021.

Under federal law, Moore must serve 85% of his prison sentence and will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for life, after his release. 

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit