DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Department of Justice is recommending a sentence for a former longtime Beavercreek police officer for child pornography crimes.

Kevin Kovacs, 60, of Fairborn, pleaded guilty to transporting and possessing child pornography, according to United States Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. He was arrested in April 2020 and indicted in June 2020.

The Department of Justice said Kovacs’ plea includes an agreed upon sentencing range of 60 to 240 months in prison. The sentencing memorandum submitted by Parker on May 4, 2022, requested that Kovacs receives 181 months – or just over 15 years.

Kovacs was employed as an officer with the Beavercreek Police Department from 1992 until his retirement in 2018. According to court documents, for the last six years of his career he was a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer with Beavercreek City Schools.

According to the plea document, between April 2015 and July 2017, Kovacs uploaded more than 300 images and 2,200 videos depicting child pornography to his Dropbox account. Videos featured the sexual abuse of children as young as toddler-aged.


In total, as of December 2019, Kovacs possessed more than 780 images and 5,100 videos of child pornography, according to the release. He had used online messenger, social media, cloud storage and email accounts to transport and possess child pornography. 

It’s not clear when Kovacs will be sentenced for the crimes.