Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest of Lexington Man on Child Pornography Charges
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest this week of a Lexington man for possession and distribution of child pornography. The Fayette County Sheriff's Department arrested 27-year-old Brett Michael Compton on February 8, 2012 following an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit. He was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.
Compton is charged with one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
The charges against Compton, a server at a Lexington Applebee's restaurant, stem from an undercover investigation by the Attorney General's cybercrimes investigators that began on October 14, 2011. A search warrant was executed at Compton's residence on December 14, 2011 with assistance from Lexington Police. A forensic exam revealed more than 800 video files between two computers and an iPhone.
Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, has launched more than 230 investigations and seized nearly 300,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
A charge is merely an accusation, and a person is innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Brett Michael Compton, 27