Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance By a Minor Arrest
Date of News Release: 03/29/2013
(Morehead, KY) -- On March 28th 2013, Greg Louis Grigson, age 57 of Maysville was arrested and charged with one count of Distribution of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by the Kentucky State Police Post 8 ICAC Taskforce. During the arrest, Detectives from the Post 8 Taskforce and the Mason County Sheriff's Office located additional evidence that lead to Grigson also being charged with one count of Convicted Felon in possession of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Grigson was lodged at the Mason County Detention Center.
In 2003, the Kentucky State Police was awarded a grant to establish this program in the Commonwealth, making it one of 46 task forces throughout the nation. As the lead law enforcement agency, KSP assigned sworn and civilian personnel within the Electronic Crime Section to this program. These personnel represent the core of the Kentucky Task Force - investigators who receive complaints and open investigations, forensic examiners who perform analysis of digital evidence seized as part of these investigations, and the administrative personnel who manage the daily operation of the unit.
As the lead law enforcement agency, KSP assumes responsibility for the overall operation and effectiveness of the task force within its jurisdiction. Key to this success is the federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that agree to become participating members. Additionally, there are other agencies and groups that work closely with ICAC, on a national and local level, to maintain a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with child sexual exploitation issues.
In addition to investigating cases of online child sexual exploitation, the KY ICAC Task Force provides statewide training which encompasses all aspects of the issue of child exploitation - from prevention to victim services. Thousands of parents, students and educators have received information as a result of presentations by task force personnel at schools and community groups. This "beginning to end" approach will ensure the most effective, most comprehensive approach to combating child victimization.