Vine Grove man charged with distributing child porn online

Timothy Shawn Wright, 41, was arrested following an undercover investigation into the online...
Timothy Shawn Wright, 41, was arrested following an undercover investigation into the online distribution of child pornography.(Source: Hardin County Detention Center)
Published: Mar. 4, 2022 at 9:04 AM EST
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VINE GROVE, Ky. (WAVE) - An undercover investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Hardin County man on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

Timothy Shawn Wright, 41, is charged with ten counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance under 12 years of age, ten counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and ten counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

The investigation by the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children unit began KSP Electronic Crime Branch discovered the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. A search warrant was served yesterday at a residence in Vine Grove. Equipment believed to be used in the crime was seized and will be examined at the KSP forensic laboratory.

Wright was booked into the Hardin County Detention Center and is awaiting arraignment.

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