Kent Igleheart, a former Roswell councilman, was indicted this week on six federal charges related to producing and possessing child pornography, Channel 2 Action News reported. Igleheart is shown here in an October 2016 mugshot
Photo: DeKalb County Jail
Photo: DeKalb County Jail

Ex-Roswell councilman indicted on new federal child porn charges

A former Roswell councilmember has been indicted on six federal charges related to producing and possessing child pornography, Channel 2 Action News reported Thursday.

The federal indictment returned Dec. 18 alleges that Kent Igleheart enticed four minors to engage in sexual conduct and produced a “visual depiction” of that conduct. This occurred on four occasions, with the first in June 2014 and the last in October 2016, according to the indictment. He was also indicted on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography. 


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Igleheart resigned from his post on the Roswell City Council after he was arrested in DeKalb County on 15 charges of sexual exploitation of children and one charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor in October 2016. He had served on the Roswell City Council for 15 years.

The DeKalb County charges stem from a three-year relationship Igleheart allegedly had with a girl starting when she was 14. He met her online, posing as a teenage boy, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said. The relationship was carried out largely on messaging app Kik, where Iglheart allegedly asked for and received sexually explicit images of the girl, the DA’s office said.

Igleheart has a hearing set for Jan. 5 in federal court, records show. He pleaded not guilty on Monday to all six charges.

Igleheart’s attorney declined to comment to Channel 2. 


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