Somerset man arrested for child pornography
SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say they took a Somerset man into custody Tuesday night and charged him with having child pornography.
The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch says 73-year-old Derek R. George was arrested after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.
According to investigators, George was sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
Detectives say they searched George’s home in Somerset and seized equipment that was sent to the Kentucky State Police’s forensic laboratory.
George is currently charged with ten counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense.
Each charge is punishable by one to five years in prison.
He is currently in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.