Office of the Attorney General
Frankfort Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges Following Attorney General's Investigation
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a Frankfort, Ky. man for possession of child pornography. Investigators from General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit arrested 45-year-old Edward L. Lewis on October 9, 2012 on four counts of possession of matter portraying the sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony. Lewis was lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail in lieu of $40,000 full cash bond.
The charges against Lewis stem from an undercover investigation that began in June 2012. General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators arrested Lewis after executing a search warrant at his residence yesterday where they found 3,000 suspected child pornographic images and videos.
Prosecution of this case will be handled by the Office of Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Larry Cleveland. Lewis is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow in Franklin District Court at 11:15 a.m.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations and seized approximately 350,000 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.
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