Office of the Attorney General
Marshall County Man Indicted in Child Pornography Case
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a Marshall County man on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony. A Marshall County grand jury indicted 42-year-old James Todd Hill on July 14 following an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit.
As part of an undercover investigation that began on March 21, 2011, an investigator in General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit utilized file sharing in a peer-to-peer network to identify a computer that contained child pornography located in Gilbertsville, Ky. Hill was arrested on March 30, 2011 after a search warrant was executed at his home with the assistance of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Commonwealth's Attorney Mark Blankenship, representing the 42nd Judicial Circuit (Calloway and Marshall 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.
A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
James Todd Hill, 42