Kentucky State Police Charges Hardin Co. Man with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (August 4, 2023) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested Jacob Reynolds, 30, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Mr. Reynolds 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 sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
The investigation resulted in a search warrant being executed in Elizabethtown, Ky. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Mr. Reynolds is currently charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor under 12 years old (Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison) and one count of possess/view matter portraying the sexual performance by a minor under 12 years old (Class-C felony punishable by five to ten years in prison). Mr. Reynolds was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.