Monday, 12 23, 2013
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Branch today announced that a Rowan County grand jury has indicted a man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. On Dec. 20, the grand jury indicted 32-year-old Travis Lee on 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
On Sept. 6, a search warrant was executed at Lee’s Morehead, Ky. home following an investigation that began in August by General Conway’s Cybercrimes investigators. A forensic exam on Lee’s computer discovered more than 2,800 images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
Possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor is a Class D felony. Each count is punishable by one to five years in prison.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched 375 child pornography investigations and seized more than 422,600 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
For additional information on cybersafety in Kentucky, visit General Conway’s Cybersafety Page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.