Office of the Attorney General
Rowan County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges Following Attorney General's Investigation

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2011  
Revision Date:  Friday, August 26, 2011 
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)
 


Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a Rowan County man following an investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit. A Rowan County grand jury indicted 21-year-old Justin Holbrook on August 19, 2011 on 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony. The Rowan County Sheriff’s department arrested Holbrook on August 24. He was released from jail after posting $7,500 full cash bond.

The charges against Holbrook stem from an undercover investigation by General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit that began on June 3, 2011.  A search warrant was executed at Holbrook’s residence on June 10 with assistance from the Rowan County Sheriff’s department.

Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Keen Johnson, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 21st Judicial Circuit representing Bath, Menifee, Montgomery and Rowan counties.

Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized more than 280,000 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.