HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man was arrested Thursday following an undercover investigation.
38-year-old Brad A. Harney is facing charges related to possession and distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Harney was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Big Clifty on Aug. 2. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Harney is currently charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.