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Ex-DJ gets 51 months in prison for child porn



Published: Fri, August 26, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m.

By Peter H. Milliken

milliken@vindy.com

PITTSBURGH

William “Scott” Kennedy, former longtime Y-103 morning disc jockey, has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.

Senior U.S. District Judge Alan N. Bloch imposed the sentence, which also includes a lifetime of supervised release and a $25,000 fine, Thursday on Kennedy, 55, of Hermitage, Pa.

“Every time a sexually-explicit image of a minor is produced, transmitted or viewed by these predators, a child is victimized,” said John P. Kelleghan, special agent in charge in the Philadelphia office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, which investigated the case.

“Those who believe they can hide behind their stature in the community are mistaken. They will be held accountable for their actions,” Kelleghan said.

In Kennedy’s case, 22 people, including locally prominent broadcast personalities and bank executives, wrote testimonial letters to the judge praising Kennedy’s character and charitable endeavors and calling for favorable sentencing consideration for him.

But Judge Bloch refused to depart from the 51- to 63-month prison term called for in federal sentencing guidelines, which gave Kennedy credit for accepting responsibility in his guilty plea.

Kennedy, who had been jailed since his May 3 plea, could have been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined up to $250,000, or both.

On Monday, Judge Bloch ordered Kennedy to pay $3,550 in restitution to one of his victims.

Federal investigators first became aware of Kennedy in an Internet chat room, then searched his home, seized his computer and discovered the illegal files in December 2009. The files included three videos and 238 images, including some of children under age 12.

Federal court documents say some of this material showed minors engaged in sex acts and that the FBI was able to identify 19 victims from Kennedy’s videos and images.


Comments

1mjusino(15 comments)posted 3 years ago

Hmmm, makes you wonder about the 22 people who supported him. Really? Three videos and 238 child porn images, including sex acts?! Nothing wrong with that picture, eh?

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2CantStandYa(123 comments)posted 3 years ago

Mjusino,
Some of the folks are

Gerry Riccutti- wkbn/wytv
Paul Tomko- Nextier Bank
Candace Sizer- First National Bank
Joe Batcho(Mr Sports)- Wyfm
and last but definitely not least....
OSHP officer Brian Guras

A Cop, Really?

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3southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 3 years ago

Let him rot in jail for awhile.

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4taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 3 years ago

Makes me sick that these people think he should not be in prison for what he did. He was uploading these in a chat room, totally involved, not just on his computer. And I don't care what this judge says, he did give consideration because he got the lowest jail time possible and fine. read Louie's column:

"Others write that they don't "totally understand what he did." Well, let me help you understand. Kennedy took sexual pleasure in viewing the rape and molestation of innocent, very young "pre-teen" children. Need I spell out the multitude of horrible sexual activities that these children were FORCED to perform ???? He was caught because he was in a chat room --INVOLVED !!!"

This man needs to spend the rest of his life in prison being raped!

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5auntiem4cabs(113 comments)posted 3 years ago

PEOPLE THINK HE SHOULDNT BE IN JAIL???? What if that was your daughter/son/niece/nephew/grandchild he was 'chatting with'. Gerry Riccutti? I'm surprised. Really. Candace Sizer... a woman? smh. and Mr Sports? Ahh no surprise there. None whatsoever.
I'm glad hes gone to jail. I'd be more glad if they were keeping the POS for 25 years!

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6ytown_kills_me(64 comments)posted 3 years ago

you sick bastard...and u let me go to save budget money..lol. look what was in your closet you sick-o...i hope you drop the soap MANY times and see what its like..i would cap you and not think twice if you did this to my daughter

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7ytown_kills_me(64 comments)posted 3 years ago

oh yeah john batcho..mr ego ..theres an upstanding citizen who was on the vindy pages for beating his ex-wife outside a Mc Donald bar..lol...not to mention how many womens lives he ruined//roflmao..yea y-103 wshat a dump as well as Cumulus

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8RustOnMyBelt(114 comments)posted 3 years ago

I feel sad for (yes the victims) but also the collateral damage of what has been a great baby-boomer-classic-rock station with great weather,sports updates as well as the kind of music you just cannot find anywhere on our local dials. Now, we have a very extremely lame version of the already very lame Bob and Tom show in the morning. Just chock-full of non-relevant banter and no music or local wisdom and VH1classic canned music show in the evenings. The strongholds of their afternoon : the Lunchtime Diner and the easy-listening rock on Sunday mornings are all that is left of a powerful station in the Valley. It was after all the partnership formed with the Amp Rock series in Warren that has made it the success that it is today. I hope they can resurrect and rebuild after this terrible,nasty thing that has happened because of their boss. Yes, Kennedy needs to suffer for what he has done. Victims of such things need our help and prayers and this Valley needs to get behind the innocent co-workers and support the survivors at the classic rock station.

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9endthismess(307 comments)posted 3 years ago

Rust Dude..seriously? You are sweating over a format that was stumbled upon and now you are worried that you think Cluless can't survive without the pervert??...Kenndey was not in charge of any music, that is all picked by some nerds from the suit division of Clueless Cumulus. Kenndedy has always been a back stabbing, liar, slime ball, cheat and all around rotten egg. That's right. His whole professional career has always been about how to screw over the next guy. What goes around, comes around, especially when it comes to the law. Kenndedy is not getting any more than he richly deserves. Now he'll have pelnty of time think think about his favorite subject....himself. Pick a new station to listen to.

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10petlover2222(2 comments)posted 3 years ago

just to let all you people know JOHN BATCHO was not the only one from the radio station that wrote letters LYNN DAVIS also wrote for a fact the only difference is she used her own name so no one would know it was her....WHAT ARE YOU ASHAME OF LYNN?????? also CINDY DUNCAN a salesperson at Cumulus wrote a letter should we REALLY tune in to these people if this is what they support his on wife didn't know him...turn the channels folks....there are many other stations as you see some big chains left them .....I sure woudn't support the advertisers....again remember they let him the higher ups remain working after his house was raided was he around you kids?????? at different functions that you may have attended think about this ,this is what this company thinks about you I guess It is all about the MONEY keep this mind next time you put your radio on///how many other people from cumulus-Y103 have wrote letters they should also publish these and their names

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11PerceptivePrincess(2 comments)posted 3 years ago

Before I start off this comment, I would like to mention that it's a shame to hear this shocking news about Scott Kennedy. Nobody would have ever guessed he would commit such a morbid crime.

That being said, I think it's absurd to read some of the comments that are being posted by people.

to ytown_kills_me - Do you even know Mr.Sports personally? Because I do and I can assure you that all of your information is incorrect. It's pathetic when you have to start making up rumors about people to get in on some drama. The thing people fail to realize is that just because Mr.Sports or anybody that was associated with Scott Kennedy wrote letters to the judge DOES NOT MEAN they AGREE with the crime he has committed. But put yourself in their position and imagine if somebody you were close to for years is getting convicted of a felony and you're asked to write a letter in their favor. You're stuck at a crossroad. I'm pretty sure none of these people who wrote letters think what Mr. Kennedy did was right but nobody should want to see somebody crash & burn. That's a horrible mindset to carry. I also don't agree with the Vindicator posting certain people's letters and not others. Those letters should of been kept private in my opinion or posted by the approval of the persons who wrote them.

I think it's time people open their eyes and think about what post before they do it, because you're only making yourself look foolish.

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12PerceptivePrincess(2 comments)posted 3 years ago

Before I start off this comment, I would like to mention that it's a shame to hear this shocking news about Scott Kennedy. Nobody would have ever guessed he would commit such a morbid crime.

That being said, I think it's absurd to read some of the comments that are being posted by people.

to ytown_kills_me - Do you even know Mr.Sports personally? Because I do and I can assure you that all of your information is incorrect. It's pathetic when you have to start making up rumors about people to get in on some drama. The thing people fail to realize is that just because Mr.Sports or anybody that was associated with Scott Kennedy wrote letters to the judge DOES NOT MEAN they AGREE with the crime he has committed. But put yourself in their position and imagine if somebody you were close to for years is getting convicted of a felony and you're asked to write a letter in their favor. You're stuck at a crossroad. I'm pretty sure none of these people who wrote letters think what Mr. Kennedy did was right but nobody should want to see somebody crash & burn. That's a horrible mindset to carry. I also don't agree with the Vindicator posting certain people's letters and not others. Those letters should of been kept private in my opinion or posted by the approval of the persons who wrote them.

I think it's time people open their eyes and think about what they post before they do it, because you're only making yourself look foolish.

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