Office of the Attorney General
Letcher County Couple Arrested on Child Pornogrphy Charges Following Attorney General's Investigation
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest and indictment of a Letcher County couple for distribution and possession of child pornography following an investigation by his Cybercrimes Unit. Kentucky State Police (KSP) in Hazard arrested 31-year-old Martin Mosley and 23-year-old Clarissa Mosley on Wednesday, September 14 following their indictment on one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 61 counts of complicity to possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, all are Class D felonies.
The charges stem from an undercover investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit that began in December of 2009. Cybercrimes investigators executed a search warrant at the couple's Neon, Ky. home on January 20, 2011, with the assistance of the Fleming-Neon Police Department. A Letcher County grand jury indicted Martin and Clarissa Mosley on August 25, 2011. The indictment was unsealed after the couple's arrest yesterday.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Commonwealth's Attorney Edison Banks, II. Martin and Clarissa Mosley were lodged in the Letcher County jail following their arrest. No bond has been set at this time.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized nearly 300,000 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, call the Cyber Tipline at 1-800-843-5678.
Martin Mosley, 31
Clarissa Mosley, 23