Pulaski Co. Man Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
BRONSTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police with the Electronic Crime Branch say they arrested 42-year-old Jade M. Johnson on Thursday, charging him with offenses related to the possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Johnson 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.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the residence in Bronston on November 10, 2016. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Johnson is currently charged with one count of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. Additional charges are expected.