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  • KSP charges Louisville man with child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE On July 26, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested James T. Skaggs, 35, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

    Skaggs 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.  

  • Beshear: Louisville man arrested for child porn possession

     FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Cyber Crimes Unit announced today that a Louisville man was arrested for possession of child pornography.

    Jeremy D. Summarell, 44, of Louisville was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography, a Class D felony.

    This investigation began when Summarell uploaded several exploitative photos of a minor family member to a foreign file sharing website and requested others to share similar images with him.

  • Fulton Co. jailer sentenced in detention center kickbacks scandal

     PADUCAH – Retired Fulton County Jailer Ricky Parnell was sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to serve 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to the defraud Fulton County, Kentucky, citizens through kickbacks and inflated costs associated with the $3.3 million 2015 Fulton County Detention Center expansion, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Drug indictments handed down by grand jury

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- The following individuals were recently indicted on drug-related offenses by the Bullitt Circuit Grand Jury:

    *Diana R. Collins and Scottie R. Perkins — both charged with complicity to trafficking in a controlled substance.

    The indictment alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, the pair had oxycodone that they intended to sell.

    This is a Class C felony, which is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    In addition, Perkins faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Former Russell Co. teacher sentenced 5 years for child sex exploitation

     LOUISVILLE – A Russell County, Kentucky, resident and former teacher, convicted of a crime involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, was sentenced in United States District Court yesterday, by District Judge Greg N. Stivers, to serve 60 months in prison, followed by a ten year period of supervised release and register as a sex offender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

  • Son indicted for manslaughter in father's death

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — A man has been charged with the death of his father.

  • Muhlenberg Co. mine worker guilty of violating safety, health act

     OWENSBORO –  The Chief of Maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine located in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, recently pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment, in United States District Court, before Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr., charging him with violating the Mine Safety and Health Act, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

  • Four face charges on illegal dumping from Hardin Co.

     NICHOLS -- For the second time in the past few months, individuals from another county have been charged with illegally dumping in Bullitt County.

    According to Larry Hatfield, the Bullitt County solid waste coordinator, a resident called in with a tip on April 17.

    When Hatfield arrived at the property on Knob Creek Road in western Bullitt County, he saw the individuals dumping debris.

    Two men were dumping material they got from Dale and Stacey Moss of Radcliff. The couple manages a mobile home park in Hardin County.

  • McCracken Co. attorney charged with defrauding clients

     PADUCAH – A licensed Kentucky attorney was charged in a criminal Information today with various charges including devising a scheme to defraud numerous clients of insurance settlements totaling at least $550,000 announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

    From at least March of 2007 through May of 2017, James Grant King, 43, of McCracken County, Kentucky, allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.

  • Louisville man sentenced 10 years for online enticement

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., announced today that a Jefferson County, Kentucky, resident was sentenced in United States District Court, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, to ten years in prison followed by a 20-year term of supervised release.  The underlying crime involved attempted online enticement by using a cell phone to communicate with a person, whom the defendant believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.