Office of the Attorney General
Madison County Man Indicted in Child Pornography Case Following Attorney General's Investigation
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest and indictment of a Madison County man for possession of child pornography. A Madison County grand jury today indicted 36-year-old James Rogers, a former Richmond Police officer, on 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor following an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit. Cybercrimes investigators, with assistance from Kentucky State Police, arrested Rogers on Tuesday, December 6 at his Richmond, Ky. home following the execution of a search warrant. Rogers is currently lodged in the Madison County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The charges against Rogers stem from an undercover investigation by the Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit that began on November 19, 2011. Utilizing a peer-to-peer network, Cybercrimes investigators were able to locate a computer in Madison County that contained child pornography.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by General Conway's Office of Special Prosecutions. Rogers will be arraigned on January 12, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in Madison Circuit Court.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized more than 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, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.
James Rogers, 36