Teen charged over sexually explicit photos
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 8:01 pm
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Police have charged a 17-year-old boy in western Kentucky with receiving sexually explicit photos of minors.
The teen, whose name was not released due to his age, is facing 55 counts, according to police.
Trooper Corey King told the Messenger-Inquirer that state police began investigating in November after being contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Representatives from the center said the operator of a teen chat site had reported two people sharing sexually explicit pictures of minors. The center copied the material and tracked one of the provider addresses to Daviess County, then contacted police.
King said the teen initially was charged in January with four counts, but a search of his computer turned up 51 more photos.
King said the person who sent the material is also a male, but he had no further information about the person.
Published in The Messenger 2.11.11