Morganfield Man Faces 99 Counts of Child Porn Possession, Other Charges

According to the Kentucky State Police, an undercover sting operation resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Morganfield man.

Posted: Mar 29, 2021 8:31 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2021 8:21 AM

The Kentucky State Police says the agency’s Electronic Crime Branch arrested Cody Lewis for several crimes related to child sexual abuse material. The arrest is the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

According to KSP, the Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after learning Lewis was sharing images of child sexual abuse and exploitation online. The agency then served a search warrant at a residence in Morganfield on March 29.

Investigators say they seized equipment from the home they believe was used to facilitate the crimes. The electronic equipment was confiscated and transported to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

According to KSP, the charges are lengthy and carry a lengthy prison term, if convicted.

Lewis currently faces 99 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance, two counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance, and one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument 1st degree.

Lewis is being held in the Webster County Detention Center.

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