Lt. Christopher Crockett
Kentucky State Police
Electronic Crime Branch
Office (502) 782-9769
Allen County Man Arrested
Date of News Release: 12/17/2013
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - On December 16, 2013 at approximately 11:45 hours the Electronic Crime Branch assisted by Post 3 Units and agents with Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Bradley Shearer, 25, for charges related to child pornography. Shearer is charged with 20 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sex Performance by a Minor-1st Offense. He was lodged in the Allen County Detention Center.
This arrest was the result of ongoing internet crimes against children investigation by the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch. Detectives began investigating in July after they discovered a suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online. The majority of the images depicted the sexual abuse of children who were less than 14 years of age.
Shearer was placed under arrest and transported to the Allen County Detention Center. A full forensic examination of the evidence is pending and the investigation is ongoing by Det. Josh Lawson.