Pipe bomb discovered at home of Frankfort man

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 12:37:49-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Frankfort man recently indicted on 124 pornography charges is now accused of using a weapon of mass destruction, the State Journal reported on Friday.

Joshua James Moore, 43, was charged with third-degree use of a weapon of mass destruction, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, first offense).

According to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Zachary Becker, a pipe bomb and drugs were discovered Feb. 5 after Moore was indicted on 62 counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor (first offense) and 62 counts of possessing/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 124 counts of second-degree persistent felony offender.

Moore appeared in court on Friday on the pornography charges and pleaded not guilty.

Moore is currently being held in the Franklin County Regional Jail on a $260,000 full cash bond.