HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. – A Hardin County man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of possessing child pornography.
Police said Jessie Speed was arrested at his home in Rineyville around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday following the execution of a search warrant. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering Speed was sharing images of child sexual exploitation online, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
Police said equipment used to possess child pornography was seized from Speed’s home and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.
Speed is charged with 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Speed was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.