Monday, 02 10, 2014
Deputy Communications Director
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Madison County man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography. Mark Douglas Taylor, 52, was arrested by General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Taylor was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
The arrest is the result of an investigation that began in December 2013. Investigators with the Cybercrimes Unit, along with the FBI and Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant on Dec. 2 at Taylor's Richmond, Ky. home.
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.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit
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's investigative efforts have also resulted in a 100 percent conviction rate.
For additional information on General Conway's efforts to protect Kentuckians from Internet predators, visit the Office of the Attorney General's "Cybersafety in Kentucky" page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.