Troopers charge Grayson County man with child sexual exploitation

Clayton Russell Griffith/Grayson County Detention Center

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ)The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 38-year-old Clayton R. Griffith, of Leitchfield in Grayson County, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

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

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The investigation resulted in a search warrant at a residence in Leitchfield on June 10, 2021. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

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

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

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