Office of the Attorney General
Marion County Man Indicted For Possession Of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) today announced the indictment of a Lebanon man for possession of child pornography. A Marion County grand jury indicted 45-year-old Sherman Pike on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, a Class D felony. Pike, a convicted sex offender, was also indicted on one count of being a persistent felony offender, first degree.
Investigators from General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit arrested Pike, with assistance from the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Lebanon Police Department, after executing a search warrant at his home on February 1, 2010. Pike’s arrest and subsequent indictment are the result of an investigation by the Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit that began in October 2009.
Pike was previously convicted in Tennessee in 1991 of aggravated sexual battery involving a 10-year-old girl and is now a lifetime registered sex offender.
Pike is jailed on a $200,000 cash bond. He will be arraigned in Marion Circuit Court on March 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Sherman Pike, 45