Man arrested for explicit child images

Published 9:46 am Friday, September 6, 2019

A Winchester man is facing charges for distribution and possession of explicit images of children.

According to Kentucky State Police. 45-year-old Jerry D. Spencer Jr. was arrested Wednesday evening following an investigation by the KSP Electronic Crime Branch.

Detectives arrived at a residence at 12 Alabama St. Wednesday evening as part of an undercover investigation after discovering Spencer allegedly sharing online images of child sexual exploitation.

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As part of the investigation, detectives went to the residence and seized equipment for forensic evaluation.

According to the arrest citation, Spencer allegedly distributed the images through a Yahoo account. Detectives said they received permission to preview Spencer’s phone and found one image of child sexual exploitation.

Spencer was arrested on one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and two counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

He was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

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