Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest Of Henderson Man On Child Pornography Charges
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a Henderson man on charges he distributed child pornography. The arrest of 28-year-old Jeffrey Ray Skaggs on April 11, 2011 followed an investigation by Attorney General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit. Skaggs, a registered sex offender, is charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.
On March 18, 2011, a Cybercrimes investigator working undercover downloaded three video files depicting a sexual performance by a minor from an IP address that was traced to Skaggs' Henderson, Ky. residence.
Investigators from General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, with assistance from Kentucky State Police in Henderson, executed a search warrant at Skaggs' home on April 11, at which time Skaggs was taken into custody. Skaggs, who has previously used the alias Jeffrey Allen Duckworth, remains lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center on $10,000 full cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today in Henderson District Court.
Skaggs became a registered sex offender after he was convicted of sodomy 3rd degree in 2003.
Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, has launched approximately 200 investigations and seized more than 200,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
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