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Hendersonville man handed 22-year prison term for child sexual exploitation

A 58-year-old Hendersonville man on Thursday was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child, Acting U.S. Attorney William T. Stetzer announced.


Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Jeffrey Allen Buley, ordered him to serve a lifetime of supervised release,  register as a sex offender after his release and  pay $7,602.23 as restitution to his victim.
Chief C. Blair Myhand of the Hendersonville Police Department join Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making
today’s announcement.
According to court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, law enforcement learned that Buley was using the Discord messaging app to communicate with a minor male. Court records show that the communications were sexual in nature, and, on at least one occasion, Buley instructed the minor to transmit live video of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

On July 30, 2019, HSI agents executed a search warrant at Buley’s residence, seizing Buley’s cell phone and other electronic devices. A forensic analysis of the devices revealed that Buley used the internet to distribute and receive child pornography and to engage in sexually explicit online chats concerning minors. On June 22, 2020, Buley pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child. Buley is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.
In making the announcement, Stetzer thanked HSI and the Hendersonville Police Department for their investigation of the case.