Office of the Attorney General
AG Conway Announces Arrest of Kenton County Man on Child Porn Charges
FRANKFORT, Ky.– Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Kenton County man has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography. Alan Newberry, 42, was arrested by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit this morning at his home. He was charged with four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
An investigation by the Cybercrimes Unit began in December of last year following an undercover lead. A search warrant was executed this morning at Newberry’s residence, where investigators seized computers believed to contain files depicting children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Newberry was lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center. Possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor is a class D felony. Each count carries a penalty of 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 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.
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