Office of the Attorney General
Mercer County Man Faces Child Pornography Charges Following Attorney General's Investigation
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of a Harrodsburg man for possession of child pornography. A Mercer County grand jury indicted 33-year-old Robert David Spaulding on July 18 on one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.
Spaulding was arrested last night by the Harrodsburg Police Department and is jailed in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond. General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit began investigating Spaulding following a citizen complaint on March 28, 2012. Prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office of Richie Bottoms, Commonwealth's Attorney for the 50th Judicial Circuit representing Boyle and Mercer counties.
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched nearly 300 child pornography investigations, seized more than 322,000 child pornographic images and videos and won more than 100 child pornography convictions. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
For tips on staying safe online, visit Attorney General Conway's "Cybersafety in Kentucky" website at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/ . To report cyber abuse, call the CyberTipline at 1-800-843-5678.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Robert David Spaulding, 33