Office of the Attorney General
AG Conway Announces Sentencing of Christian County Man on Child Pornography Charge
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the sentencing of a Christian County man who previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
On Aug. 28, 2014, 32-year-old Matthew Simpson pleaded guilty in Christian Circuit Court to ten counts of possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a class D felony. Simpson was sentenced today to five years in prison on each count, which will be served concurrently. Simpson is also required to report with the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.
“I am grateful for the work my Cybercrimes investigators do each day, and their commitment to pursuing and investigating those who download and distribute child pornography online,” Attorney General Conway said. “I also appreciate the assistance we received from Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor in obtaining a guilty plea in this case.”
In January 2010, Simpson was indicted by a Christian County grand jury for possessing both video files and still images depicting child pornography. Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit investigated this case. Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor handled the prosecution of the matter.
General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit
Since its creation in June 2008, Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched 452 child pornography investigations and seized approximately 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.