Mercer County man facing child pornography charges

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PERRYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Mercer County man has been charged with having and distributing child pornography.

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 41-year-old Kenneth Ray Cook Thursday on charges related to unlawful distribution and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

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KSP says the branch started investigating Cook after finding he was sharing child pornography online.

Troopers searched Cook’s home thursday and seized equipment to examine at the state police’s forensic labratory.

Cook is charged with ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and ten counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. The charges are  felonies punishable by one to five years in prison.