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Woman charged with over 1,000 counts of child porn awaiting grand jury results

Sarah Cox in court on Monday. Sarah Cox in court on Monday.

OWNESBORO, KY (WAVE) - A woman facing more than 1,000 counts of possessing images of child pornography must await the results of a grand jury.

Kentucky State Police said Sarah Cox worked in childcare and as a nanny in the Owensboro area.     

Troopers are investigating to find out whether any of those images found are of local children.     

The 25-year-old was emotional in the courtroom Monday, but the county attorney's office said they weren't surprised Cox was not released with being a case of this magnitude.

Daviess County Assistant County Attorney John Burlew said, "In situations where a defendant may pose a risk to the community often times the prosecution will ask that person stay in jail pending the outcome of the trial."

Michelle Cox, her mother said, "I understand why Judge Payne did what he did and I feel that Sarah's safe where she is because until people find out what happened there's going to be anger and I understand that."

Officials said a grand jury will convene within the next month to look at the case.

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