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KSP Charges Jefferson Co. Man With Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Date of News Release: 02/26/2016

(Louisville, Ky.) - On February 25, 2016, at approximately 9:35 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by the Louisville Metro Police Department, arrested John W. Johnson, 76, on charges related to 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 Johnson's residence on February 25, 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 15 counts of possession and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. All charges are Class D felonies with each count punishable by one to five years in prison.

Johnson was lodged at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. His photograph is available through the detention center's website.