Kentucky State Police Charge Floyd County Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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HAROLD, KY (June 29, 2022) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested Christopher Jacob Hall, 24, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation. Hall was located, interviewed, and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing sexually explicit images online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Harold on June 28, 2022. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Hall is currently charged with:

  • 20 counts of possessing matter portraying a minor under the age of 12 in a sexual performance
  • One count of distributing matter portraying a minor under the age of 12 in a sexual performance

These charges are Class-C felonies punishable by five to ten years in prison.

Hall was lodged in the Floyd 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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