Attorney General Conway Announces Arrest of Fayette County Man on Child Pornography Charges

(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
(WTVQ-TV, LLC)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/25/2013 12:22 pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the arrest of a Lexington man following an investigation by his Cybercrimes Branch.

General Conway’s investigators arrested 25-year-old Erik Hentzen on Friday, March 22 on two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Hentzen was released from the Fayette County Detention Center after posting a $5,000 cash bond. He’ll be arraigned in Fayette District Court on March 27 at 1 p.m.

In November of 2012, General Conway’s Cybercrimes investigators became aware of an unknown individual accessing an unsecured wireless connection in Lexington. Following an extensive investigation, investigators tracked the unauthorized access to Hentzen’s residence in Lexington.  Cybercrimes investigators uncovered suspected child pornography during the execution of a search warrant at Hentzen’s home.

The Attorney General’s investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are likely. Assistance in this case was provided by the Lexington Police Department. The Office of Fayette County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson is handling the prosecution of Hentzen.

Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched more than 300 child pornography investigations and seized more than 360,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

A charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Police: Kids Stole Popsicles, Shot At Ice Cream Truck Driver
Lexington Police said a group of juveniles stole from an ice cream truck and shot at the driver. And officers said the same kids later tried to break into a nearby home. Video Video
Woman Accused Of Stealing From Elderly Couple
Tiffany Whitaker is accused of stealing close to $1,000 for a couple she was working for as a caregiver.
2014 36 Blitz: Rockcastle Co. Rockets
The boys in Mount Vernon will look to replace quarterback Corey McPhetridge this season. Video Video
Police Ask For Your Help In Georgetown Gas Station Robbery
Georgetown Police said they are searching for a suspect who robbed a Shell gas station around one Tuesday morning. Video Video
1 dead, 2 injured in motorcycle club shooting
One man is dead and two others were injured after they were shot at an eastern Kentucky motorcycle club.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.