Madisonville Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

A Madisonville man is facing multiple felony charges after the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office says an investigation revealed him to be in possession of at least 5 images that contained erotic matter and/or sexual conduct by minors.

Posted: Mar 8, 2021 10:00 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2021 2:39 PM

A Madisonville, Kentucky man is facing five counts of Possession/Viewing of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor after an investigation conducted by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.

HCSO said Monday that 54-year-old Bryan Keith Martin of Madisonville had been arrested in reference to an ongoing investigation, which started after the sheriff's office received a criminal complaint involving Martin.

Hopkins County Jail

According to HCSO, during the investigation, Martin was alleged to have possessed matter which portrayed a sexual performance by a minor.

HCSO says that after an electronic device was seized and a search warrant was conducted on it, it was determined that Martin was in possession of at least 5 images that contained erotic matter and/or sexual conduct by minors.

During the investigation, HCSO was assisted by the Madisonville Police Department and the Hopkins County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.

The sheriff's office says that Possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor is a Class D felon, which can carry a punishment of 1-5 years.

Martin remains in the Hopkins County Jail on a $4,000 cash bond.

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