UPDATE: Madison Co. man sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Madison County man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.

Christopher Smith, 31, of Richmond, pleaded guilty recently in Madison Circuit Court to 66 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

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Smith was arrested April 15 after cyber investigators found a computer belonging to Smith that contained dozens of files depicting the sexual abuse of children while executing a search warrant at his home.

Smith was indicted June 20 and entered a guilty plea October 20.

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4/18/2016 2:42 p.m.

Madison Co. man arrested for having child pornography

A Madison Co. man has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

Christopher Smith, 30, of Richmond, was arrested April 15 by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit. Smith was charged with 25 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Smith’s arrest is the result of a month-long investigation by cyber investigators. He is currently being held in the Madison County Detention Center.

Last week, the Cyber Crime Unit executed a search warrant for the home of Smith where cyber investigators found a computer belonging to Smith that contained dozens of files depicting the sexual abuse of children.