Last updated: July 18. 2013 11:30PM - 340 Views
Cris Ritchie

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HAZARD – A Perry County man will serve four years in prison for the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Detectives with the Kentucky State Police arrested 24-year-old Craig A. Bailey in May 2012 following an investigation that culminated with the execution of a search warrant at Bailey’s Krypton residence. Authorities reported seizing several pieces of evidence, including electronic equipment that was used to distribute child pornography.

The investigation was conducted by the KSP’s Electronic Crime Branch, and was part of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. It began five months prior to Bailey’s arrest after police reported discovering a suspect sharing images online.

Bailey was indicted in October 2012 on six counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor, and 17 additional counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor. Both are Class D felonies punishable by a maximum of five years in prison for each count.

Bailey pleaded guilty to the charges during an appearance in Perry Circuit Court on April 25, and was sentenced this month to serve a total of four years. Additionally, Bailey will be required to register as sex offender and comply with state sex offender laws upon his release from prison.

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