The Richmond Register

Crime

April 19, 2014

Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.

Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.

All charges are Class D felonies which are punishable by one to five years in prison. However, the total sentence for someone convicted of Class D felonies is capped at 20 years.

Smith was the subject of an investigation by the electronic crimes branch of the Kentucky State Police after it discovered he had shared images of child sexual exploitation online, according to a KSP report.

Troopers and deputies executed a search warrant at Smith’s residence Feb. 5 where they seized equipment he may have used to facilitate the crime, the report stated. The equipment was sent to the KSP forensic laboratory for examination.

Smith was arrested Feb. 5 and released Feb. 13 on a $15,000 cash bond, according to a Madison County Detention Center booking officer.

He is set to be arraigned at 9:30 a.m. May 1 in Madison Circuit Court.

A Richmond man also was indicted on child pornography charges Wednesday. Mark Douglas Taylor, 52, was indicted on two counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

He was booked into the detention center Feb. 7 by an agent of the Attorney General’s office and remains incarcerated under a $20,000 bond, according to a jail official.

Other indictments issued Wednesday:

• Amy M. Fuson, 32, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Sarah M. Burgin, 19, and Ashlee K. Burgin, 25, criminal possession of a forged instrument

• Calvin S. Brooks, 30, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree promoting contraband

• Dennis L. Wright, 33, theft by deception and second-degree criminal possession of forged instrument

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