Pulaski County man arrested on child exploitation charges

BURNSIDE, Ky. (WTVQ) — A 27-year-old Pulaski County man has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation.

William Brandon Combs, of Burnside, was interviewed and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children probe that began after agents say they discovered he was communicating and exchanging sexually explicit images with juveniles online, the KSP said.

The investigation resulted in a search warrant Tuesday at 134 Tateville Antioch Road in Burnside. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination, troopers said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing.

Combs is charged with one count of promoting a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, a Class-B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. Combs also is charged with five counts of possessing matter portraying a minor over the age of 12 in a sexual performance, a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

No bond has been set and he faces an initial appearance Friday in Pulaski County District Court, according to jail records.

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