Alabama man paid Filipino women to sexually abuse their young children on video calls, prosectors say

Published 1:19 pm Thursday, May 23, 2024

An Alabama man was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week after admitting to paying Filipino women to sexually abuse their young children on video chats with him, federal prosecutors said.

Jeremy Kinsey, a Baldwin County, Alabama man, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography.

Kinsey pleaded guilty to five counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography in January 2024. The sentence was imposed by Senior United States District Judge Callie V. S. Granade.

According to court documents, in April and May of 2023, Kinsey produced recordings of WhatsApp video chats where he was communicating with adult women who were sexually abusing minor children, including a toddler-aged child.

The victims in this case were located in the Philippines. Evidence recovered from Kinsey’s cellular device showed that he was sending money to the women in exchange for the video chats where the women sexually assaulted their children at his direction while he watched and recorded.

Kinsey was also convicted of possession of child pornography.

At the sentencing hearing, Judge Granade imposed a 360-month sentence of incarceration as to the production counts and a 240-month sentence as to the possession of child pornography count. The sentences will run concurrently and will be followed by a 15-year term of supervised release upon Kinsey’s discharge from prison.

Kinsey will be required to undergo mental health evaluation, sex offender treatment and will be required to register as a sex offender upon release.

This case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant United States Attorneys Beth Stepan and Kacey Chappelear prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.