LIVERMORE, Ky. (February 28, 2023) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch arrested Hannah E. Johnson, 29, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Ms. Johnson 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 at a residence in Livermore on February 27, 2023. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Ms. Johnson is currently charged with thirty counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor – under 12, one count of sexual abuse 1st degree – victim under 12 (Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison), twenty counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance and one count of incest – incapable of consent (Class-B felonies punishable by ten to twenty years in prison). Ms. Johnson was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.
The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is comprised of more than twenty-six local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the United States Department of Justice and administered by the Kentucky State Police, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing a response to cyber enticement and child sexual abuse material investigations. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity of predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.
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