Woman charged with child porn worked at daycare

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 2:01 PM

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Police say an Owensboro woman facing more than 1,000 counts of possessing child porn worked at a daycare center, an area "learning center" and had been employed as a nanny.

Sarah Alice Cox, 25, was arrested Tuesday after police say they found 1,064 images of child porn on her computer.

"We have no evidence right now to suggest she produced any child pornography, but we can't rule it out, either," King told the Messenger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/X7LpE7) on Wednesday. "We don't know that she didn't take any photos and share them with child pornographers."

Police are asking parents who have had children in Cox's care to contact Detective Jason Pagan and send him photos of their children's faces and any distinguishing birthmarks or scars.

King said police aren't releasing the names of the businesses where Cox worked on the advice of the agency's legal department.

He also said Cox's arrest is rare — only 1 percent of people charged with child porn counts are females.

"You had a 1 percenter, and she had a lot of access to children," King said. "The question is did she produce" child pornography.

He said police plan to run photos from parents through software that will compare them to photos on Cox's computer.

"This is a way we can make a determination (if Cox produced pornography) — by looking at the children she had access to," King said.

Cox is being held at the Daviess County Detention Center, which did not have information on whether she has an attorney.

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Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, http://www.messenger-inquirer.com

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