Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrest Hart County man for sex crimes

DEVEN AVERY

Munfordville, Ky. (December 12, 2019) — On December 11, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Devin L. Avery, 25 on charges related to rape in the 1st degree and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor in the 1st degree.

Avery was arrested as the result of an investigation into distribution of sexual explicit images of minors posted online. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after receiving a complaint that the suspect had posted several sexual explicit images of underage females online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of an arrest warrant at a residence in Munfordville on December 11, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Avery is currently charged with one count of Rape in the 1st degree and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor 1st degree. Rape in the 1st degree is a Class B-Felony and is punishable by 10 to 15 years in prison. Distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor in the 1st degree is a Class D-Felony and is punishable by one to five years in prison. Avery was lodged in the Hart County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused courtesy of  the Hart County Jail.

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