Office of the Attorney General
British Sailor Focus of Undercover Investigation by Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 07, 2011  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

An undercover investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has identified a British Royal Navy sailor stationed aboard an oil rig in the Persian Gulf as a suspected child pornographer. After further investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), with support from the FBI, Andrew Lomax was removed from the Al-Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT) in Iraq territorial water and turned over to the Royal Navy Police. Evidence gathered by the Attorney General's office and other investigative agencies has been turned over to the Royal Navy Police for investigation.

Over a three-month period beginning in July 2010, an investigator in General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit identified the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a computer aboard the ABOT that possessed suspected child pornography. Using information collected by the Cybercrimes Unit, NCIS was able to link Lomax's computer to the suspected child pornographic images.

Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, has seized nearly 192,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit has investigated nearly 190 child pornography cases in Kentucky.