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KSP Arrests Middlesboro Man

Date of News Release: 02/10/2011

(Frankfort, Ky.) -- On Feb. 8, 2011, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Anthony P. Sowders, 28, of Middlesboro, Ky. as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation initiated in June of 2010. Sowders communicated with minors via the internet to solicit sexually explicit matter. He is charged with Use of an Electronic Communications System to Procure a Minor for a Sexual Offense and Distribution of Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor First.

Sowders was lodged in the Bell Co. Detention Center. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

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