Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Campbellsville Cybercrimes Arrest
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the arrest of a Campbellsville man for possessing child pornography.
Cary W. Pembleton, 54, was arrested yesterday by Attorney General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators after they executed a search warrant at his residence in Campbellsville. The charges are the result of an investigation that began in June of 2015. Investigators with the Cybercrimes Unit, along with the Kentucky State Police, executed search warrants at Pembleton's home looking for computers and other equipment used to possess and distribute images and videos of exploited children. Electronic devices were seized at his home, and Cybercrimes examiners will perform forensic analysis on those seized electronic devices.
Pembleton is charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography. The defendant will be arraigned in Taylor District Court on July 20, 2015, at 7 p.m. He is currently being held on a $20,000 bond. The case is currently being prosecuted by the Office of Taylor County Attorney Craig Cox.
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.