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Former Brooksville mayor sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Kevin Hohn, the former mayor of Brooksville, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday, February 22, according to court records. Hohn, 66, was arrested on child pornography charges in February 2021 after federal agents executing a search warrant discovered approximately 100 images and video of child pornography on his computer, according to court documents.

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Investigators, in September and December 2020, identified a certain internet protocol (IP) address as having distributed images and a video depicting children being sexually abused. The investigation led agents to a specific IP address used to distribute these materials was traced to Hohn’s residence in Brooksville. Hohn is a retired Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service (Criminal Investigation) as well as the former mayor of the City of Brooksville.

The children were unaware that Hohn was recording them as they were dressing and undressing, exiting the shower, and “engaging in other innocent activities” in the home, according to investigators.
According to an earlier biography report in the Hernando Sun newspaper, Hohn had reportedly volunteered as a coach for an after-school golf program. During the 2021 search of Hohn’s home, federal investigators discovered hundreds of images and multiple videos of child pornography on the former mayor’s external hard drive. According to court documents, the images and videos were believed to have been secretly taken in his home.

Court records show Hohn was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, a special assessment of $20,000, and $6,000 in restitution to the victims. The former IRS Special Agent and Brooksville mayor will be required to serve 5 years of supervised release upon his release from prison and to register as a sex offender.

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