18-year-old arrested on child pornography charges

PADUCAH, Ky. (WTVQ) The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 18-year-old Robert Garrett Barrett on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

Barrett was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began after the agency discovered the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant Tuesday at a residence in Paducah. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.

The investigation is ongoing.

Barrett is charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and one count of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Barrett was lodged in the McCracken County Detention Center.

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