Hardin County man charged with 99 counts of distributing child porn

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Source: Hardin County Detention Center

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Sean P. Owens, 33, has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

An undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation led to Owens’ arrest. The investigation started after finding the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.

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A search warrant was executed at a residence in Elizabethtown on July 14. Equipment used to commit the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic lab for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Owens is charged with 99 counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These Class-D felonies could result in one to five years in prison. Owens was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.