Office of the Attorney General
Danville Photographer Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Danville man has pled guilty to possession of child pornography following an investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit. Forty-six-year-old Terry Alan Hadley, a Danville photographer, pled guilty on June 16, 2011 to four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Under a plea agreement, Hadley will serve seven years in prison.
"I am pleased to see this case come to a successful close," General Conway said. "Because of the hard work of everyone involved, we have put another child pornographer behind bars and made the Internet a safer place for Kentucky kids."
General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit began investigating Hadley on December 11, 2009 after receiving a tip from a Danville computer store that identified suspected child pornography on a computer brought to them for servicing. With the assistance of the Danville Police Department, a search warrant was executed on Dec. 22 at Hadley's residence and photography studio, Aperture Studios, at which time Hadley was taken into custody.
Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms, representing the 50th Judicial Circuit (Boyle and Mercer counties). Sentencing is set for August 2.
Since its creation in June 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit, a member of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, has launched more than 200 investigations and seized more than 200,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet.
Terry Hadley, 46