ARREST WRIGHTOWENSBORO, Ky. (4/26/13) – At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Detective Jason Pagan charged Robert L. Wright with 60 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by Minor, which is a Class D Felony. Authorities said the charges stemmed from a cursory search of various computer components. Additional charges are likely as extensive searches continue.

Wright, 46, Owensboro, was arrested Tuesday after the Kentucky State Police and Owensboro Police Department served a search warrant at his home.

He was initially charged with Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, which is a class D felony. Authorities said he was arrested without incident at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and taken to the Daviess County Detention Center.

Wright was charged by the Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force as a result of an undercover investigation into the possession and distribution of videos/images of child sexual exploitation. The investigation began on March 27, which resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Wright’s residence in Owensboro on April 23, by the Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force; Post 16 detectives; DE/SI detectives and Owensboro Police Department units. Detectives allegedly seized evidence that was being used to distribute child pornography and further examination is needed.

More charges on Wright are expected to be filed as early as tomorrow as investigators search additional computer components.

Kentucky State Police is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

SurfKY News
Information provided by Corey King
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,232.02
-53.72 (-0.29%)    
2 S&P 2,126.06
-4.76 (-0.22%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,089.36
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7116

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6675

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 6356

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 4221

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3510

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10679

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7487

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 2942

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1686

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 1383

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1376

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1154

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 927

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 872

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 847

Reading Solutions Offers Students a Hand in…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 697

Caldwell County Native Helping Unwrap Secrets of…

by Whitney Harder
May 24, 2015 589

Prosecutors from Kentucky, Tennessee to Attend…

by Leland Hulbert