RINEYVILLE, Ky. (3/6/14) — Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by units from KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, arrested Jessie Speed for charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, March 5, 2014, at approximately 1:58 a.m.
The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. Speed was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant on the evening of Tuesday, March 4 at a private residence in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Information was obtained during this search warrant that led investigators to a private residence in Rineyville, Ky. where Speed was located and later arrested.
Equipment used to possess child pornography was seized from the private residence in Rineyville, Ky. and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.
Speed was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center and is currently 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.The investigation is ongoing.
Information provided by Lt. Christopher Crocket
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