Man indicted for soliciting explicit pictures of 8-year-old

Published 8:45 am Friday, January 19, 2018

The Clark County grand jury indicted a man for allegedly offering an 8-year-old child money to pose for photos and possession of child pornography.

Dewayne Keith Campbell, 42, of 550 Agawam Road, was indicted for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor (two counts), attempted use of a minor in a sexual performance, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor to engage in sexual offense and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to court documents, Winchester Police began investigating in November after the child’s mother told police Campbell offered the child money and showed her other images of naked children on his computer.

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When officers executed a search warrant at Campbell’s residence, they found images of two children who appeared to be younger than 12 on a Kindle. They also said there were many, many other similar images on the device.

According to the indictment, he also got a juvenile to send him nude photos on his phone and Facebook account.

The grand jury also indicted a Clark County couple who allegedly used a female juvenile to participate in sexual activity with them.

James and Penny Simmons of 4519 Paris Road, were indicted on multiple charges related to multiple occasions where they allegedly got the child to participate with Penny Simmons in paddling James Simmons’ buttocks for his sexual gratification.

James Simmons was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and use of a minor in a sexual performance while Penny Simmons was charged with one count of complicity to first-degree sexual abuse and use of a minor in a sexual performance.

According to court documents, Penny Simmons also said she saw James Simmons with his hand under the covers while the child slept and he watched pornography.

Penny Simmons waived her case to the grand jury from Clark District Court Wednesday.

The following indictments were returned also returned by the Clark County grand jury.

— Darrell D. Vance, receiving stolen property (auto), driving under the influence, driving on a suspended operator’s license, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Jessica Burton, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

— Brian K. McIntosh, use of a minor in a sexual performance, possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Michael Holland, flagrant non-support.

— Michael S. Tuttle, theft by unlawful taking (three counts), second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Michael S. Tuttle, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Briana J. Kincaid, first-degree bail jumping.

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