On Friday, 65-year-old former Brooksville, Florida Mayor Kevin Hohn was arrested after Homeland Security agents found him in possession of over 100 images of child pornography. Some of the images appear to have been taken inside his home.
The criminal complaint states that “in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images and a video depicting child pornography. Further investigation traced the IP address used to distribute the files to Hohn’s residence in Brooksville.”
A statement was released by the United State Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida: “On February 19, 2021, investigators executed a search warrant at Hohn’s residence. Upon entry into the home, they found Hohn sitting in his office at a computer that was connected to an external hard drive. An examination of the external hard drive revealed more than 100 images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Within these images, investigators discovered images of apparent child pornography that had been covertly recorded inside of Hohn’s home.”
Before he was a city council member and mayor in 2014, Hohn was an IRS agent who investigated money laundering and public corruption. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.