Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest and Preliminary Hearing of Liberty Man for Child Porn

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 11, 2015  
Contact Information:  Leland Hulbert
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659
 


Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Casey County man on multiple counts of possessing child pornography.  Brian K. Evans, 43, was arrested on June 3 by Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrime investigators, after a search warrant was executed at his residence in Liberty, Ky.  Evans is scheduled for a preliminary hearing today, June 11 at 10 a.m. in Casey District Court.

The charges are the result of an investigation that began in May 2015.  Investigators with the Cybercrimes Unit, along with troopers from the Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant at Evans’ home looking for computers and other equipment used to distribute images and videos of exploited children.  Evans is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.  These crimes are Class D felonies and punishable by one to five years in prison.

This case is currently being prosecuted by the Office of Casey County Attorney, Thomas Weddle, Jr.  Evans remains in custody at the Casey County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond.  He has been ordered to have no contact with minor children nor possess or use any devices capable of downloading videos.  

For a photo of Evans, please visit: https://goo.gl/JnLf6j

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 2008, Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 450 child pornography investigations and seized nearly 700,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the U.S. Dept. of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

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.