Attorney General Jack Conway has announced the guilty plea of a Christian County man for possession and distribution of child pornography.
Robert Walker, Jr. age 47 pleaded guilty in Christian Circuit Court to four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and eight counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. The Commonwealth recommends Walker serve six years in prison without probation and complete a sex offender treatment program. Walker's sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2014.
Walker was indicted by a Christian County grand jury in June 2013 following an undercover investigation by Attorney General's Cybercrimes Unit that began in August 2012. A search warrant was executed in January 2013 at Walker's Hopkinsville residence with assistance from Kentucky State Police.
"I appreciate the hard work of my cybercrimes investigators and prosecutors who brought this case to a successful close," General Conway said. "Because of their dedication, the Internet is a safer place for Kentucky children."
Since its creation in June of 2008, General Conway's Cybercrimes Unit has launched 375 child pornography investigations and seized more than 422,600 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit's investigative efforts have also resulted in a 100 percent conviction rate.
For additional information on General Conway's efforts to protect Kentuckians from Internet predators, visit the Office of the Attorney General's "Cybersafety in Kentucky" page at http://ag.ky.gov/cybersafety/. To report cyber abuse, visit the CyberTipline or call 1-800-843-5678.