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Y-103 DJ pleads guilty in porn case



Published: Thu, May 5, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report

Pittsburgh

A longtime Y-103 morning show host faces up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography.

William “Scott” Kennedy, 55, of Lexington Drive in Hermitage, Pa., pleaded Tuesday to one count of the pornography charge, which brings with it the possibility of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 25.

Authorities caught Kennedy with the illegal materials in December 2009, the news release said. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh confirmed that federal investigators first became aware of Kennedy in an internet chat room, and that led to the 2009 search of his home, when his computer was seized and the illegal files were discovered.

The files included three videos and 238 images, including some of pre-teens or children younger than 12. Federal court documents state that some showed minors having sex.

Speaking to 21 WFMJ TV, The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, Kennedy’s lawyer, James Ross, said, “ There’s nothing I can say. Mr. Kennedy has been a good and productive member of this community, and it’s unfortunate that this has happened.”

A station manager for Cumulus Broadcasting in Youngstown said Kennedy resigned Monday, but wouldn’t comment further on the case.

Kennedy was taken into custody by U.S. marshals immediately after his hearing.


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