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City man sentenced in Kentucky

A Suffolk man was sentenced earlier this month in Kentucky to 15 years in prison for trying to have sex with a Northern Kentucky minor he met on the Internet.

According to published reports, Daryl R. Kimberly, 52, pleaded guilty in May to travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Kimberly admitted driving to Pendleton County, Ky. on June 9, 2004, to meet a 15-year-old girl he had been chatting with on the Internet for months, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cumberland, Ky. told a local newspaper.

A judge denied Kimberly’s request for a reduced sentence after it was discovered the man tried to enter forged documents into evidence. Prosecutors said Kimberly fabricated chat logs to make it look like the 15-year-old girl had lied and said she was 19.

A local TV station reported that Kimberly was arrested in November 2004 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard by local police and agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. That report came from information provided to the station by the Kentucky State Police. The station also said evidence of his crime was found on the girl’s computer.

Kimberly will serve his sentence in a federal prison and then be on lifetime, supervised probation