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Letcher man faces child-porn charges

CHAD CROUSE

CHAD CROUSE

A Hallie man is in the Letcher County Jail after being arrested last week on child pornography charges.

The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Chad Crouse, 44, Thursday on charges related to possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Crouse was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, said Trooper Jody Sims, spokesman for KSP Post 13 in Hazard. The Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering a person uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a home at Hallie on May 2. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Crouse is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. The charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison.

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