Hopkins County man charged in child porn case

HANSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Hopkins County man was arrested Thursday night in a child pornography case following an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch.

Investigators say a search warrant was executed at the home of 25-year old Kaige Joseph Storm Anfield, of Hanson.  He’s accused of sharing child pornography online, according to KSP.

Equipment State Police say was used in the crime was seized and taken to the KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.  The investigation is ongoing.

Anfield was taken to the Hopkins County Detention Center on charges of two counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and two counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.  Both charges are Class D felonies, punishable by one-to-five years in prison, if convicted.

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.

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