Hopkins County Man Arrested For Sexual Exploitation Of Children

Ryan Hardin remains in Hopkins County Jail facing potential charges of child sexual exploitation.

Posted: Dec 3, 2021 7:30 AM

Kentucky State Police have arrested 39-year-old Ryan Hardin for charges related to child sexual abuse materials.

According to KSP, Hardin's arrest came as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

KSP started the investigation after, according to investigators, discovered Hardin sharing images of children online.  The investigation lead to a search warrant served on December 2nd at a home in Madisonville.  Troopers grabbed equipment they believed used in the crime.

Hardin faces multiple counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.  The Class-D and Class-C felonies carry a potential of one to ten years in prison.  Hardin remains in Hopkins County Jail on no bond,.

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