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Neon couple held

A Neon couple was arrested last week on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General.

Martin Mosley, 31, and Clarissa Mosley, 23, both of 155 Henry Hutton Road, were indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury on August 25 and both were charged with 61 counts of complicity to possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Martin and Clarissa Mosley were also charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. All charges are class D felonies.

The indictment was unsealed after the couple’s arrest on September 14.

According to the indictments, the pornography was found on video files in a computer located in the bedroom of the Mosley residence as well as some video files located in a laptop computer found in the living room.

The charges stem from an undercover investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit that began in December of 2009. Cybercrimes investigators executed a search warrant at the Mosley residence on January 20, 2011, with the assistance of the Fleming-Neon Police Department.

Prosecution of this case is being handled by the office of Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison Banks II.

The Mosleys are being held in the Letcher County Jail. Bond is set at $7,000 cash each. Arraignment is set for November 9 in Letcher Circuit Court.

Since its creation in June of 2008, the cybercrimes unit has launched more than 230 child pornography investigations and seized nearly 300,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit is also a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

To report cyber abuse, visit the cyber tip line or call 1-800-843-5678.

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