Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces 105-Count Indictment Against Georgetown Man in Child Pornography Case
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced the indictment and arrest of a Georgetown man for possession of child pornography. A Scott Circuit Court grand jury indicted 32-year-old Michael Fields on September 1, 2010 on 105 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.
The Scott County Sheriff’s office arrested Fields on September 18. He was lodged in the Scott County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.
Fields’ arrest and indictment follow an investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit. Fields is scheduled to be arraigned in Scott Circuit Court on October 8, 2010. The office of Gordie Shaw, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit, will handle the prosecution of the case.
Since its creation in June of 2008, Attorney General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, has launched more than 160 child pornography investigations and seized more than 77,000 child pornographic images and videos.
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