Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest of Lexington Man for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a Lexington man for possession of child pornography following an undercover investigation. On Monday, May 2, 2011 investigators from General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit arrested 36-year-old William K. Hainsworth, a registered sex offender, on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony that carries a penalty of one to five years.
With the assistance of Lexington Metro Police, Hainsworth was taken into custody during the execution of a search warrant at his Northland Drive residence. Investigators found multiple images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a computer in the residence.
Hainsworth was required to register as a sex offender following a 2006 conviction on criminal attempt sexual abuse 1st degree. In 2008, Hainsworth pled guilty to failing to comply with the sex offender registry. He is currently being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on a $25,000 full cash bond. His arraignment is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. today in Fayette District Court.
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 200 investigations and seized more than 200,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
William K. Hainsworth, 36