Laurel man arrested on child porn charges

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ)A 25-year-old Laurel County man was arrested Tuesday on 12 counts of viewing or possessing child pornography.

The arrest of Andrew K. Grigsby came after an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. As of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, he was being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

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According to the KSP, investigators searched his home on Barbourville Road in London and confiscated computers and other items for analysis.

Grigsby was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.

The investigation is ongoing, troopers said.

Grigsby is charged with twelve counts of possessing or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, which is a class D felony. He was booked into the Laurel County Detention Center Tuesday evening.

The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is comprised of more than twenty-six local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the United States Department of Justice and administrated by the Kentucky State Police, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing a response to cyber enticement and child sexual abuse material investigations.

This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education.

The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity of predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.