Office of the Attorney General
Logan County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges Following Attorney General's Investigation
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Logan County grand jury has returned an indictment against a Russellville, Ky. man following an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit. The grand jury indicted 48-year-old Roger Cropper on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
The charges against Cropper stem from an undercover investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit that began on March 26, 2011. A search warrant was executed on May 16 at Cropper's Russellville residence with the assistance of Kentucky State Police and the Russellville Police Department. Cropper turned himself over to authorities this morning.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Gail Guiling, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit representing Logan and Todd 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.
Roger Cropper, 48