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Beshear: Scott County Man Indicted on 27 Counts of Child Pornography

Beshear: Scott County Man Indicted on 27 Counts of Child Pornography

Bill Stephens

August 24th, 2016

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FRANKFORT, KY. (Aug. 24, 2016) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced a Scott County man has been indicted on 27 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Robert Jackson, of Georgetown, 59, was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Aug. 5 and is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in Scott County Circuit Court.

Jackson was arrested Dec. 17 at his home in Georgetown by AG cyber investigators and was charged with 25 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Following an investigation by cyber investigators, a search warrant was executed at Jackson’s home where investigators seized a laptop that was being used to download child pornography at the time of the search. The computer also contained hundreds of files depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor are Class D felonies. Each count carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.

The work of the Cyber Crimes Unit, a division of the Department of Criminal Investigations in the Office of the Attorney General, is part of Beshear’s core mission to keep sexual predators away from Kentucky’s families and children.

“The attorney general is the chief advocate and protector for our Kentucky families, and it’s our job to take those who would exploit children off the streets to ensure our communities are safe,” Beshear said.

Since taking office Jan. 4, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested or convicted 31 sexual predators.

 

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