Nelson Co. man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges

Brenton T. Byrd
Brenton T. Byrd (Photo Courtesy: Nelson Co. Detention Center)

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)— Kentucky State Police have arrested a Nelson Co. man on charges of possessing and distributing matter portraying a sax performance by a minor.

Troopers say Brendon T. Byrd, 36, was arrested last Thursday at about 4:00 p.m.  Byrd was arrested after an undercover investigation that began when detectives say they found him sharing pictures of sexual acts involving children online.

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A search warrant was executed on Byrd’s house on Thursday, during which equipment used to share the images was seized, according to Troopers.

Byrd is currently charged with 20 counts of possession and 10 counts of distributing the images.  Each charge is punishable by one to five years in prison.

Police say additional charges are expected.

Byrd was taken to the Nelson Co. Detention Center.