Monday, 12 23, 2013
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a Louisville, Ky. man following an investigation by his Cybercrimes Branch. On Dec. 18, a Jefferson County grand jury indicted 62-year-old Kerry Trinkle on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
On Sept. 13, a search warrant was executed at Trinkle’s Louisville business, Jackson TV & Electronics, following an investigation that began in August by General Conway’s Cybercrimes investigators. A forensic exam on computers taken from Trinkle’s business discovered more than 13,000 images depicting the sexual abuse of children.
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 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.