KSP Banner KSP Banner

News Releases

KSP Charges Madison County Man On Charges Related to Child Sexual Exploitation

Date of News Release: 07/21/2015

(Paint Lick, Ky.) - On July 20, 2015, at approximately 10:38 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by KSP Post7-Richmond, arrested John Lazzaro, 52, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.

Lazzaro was arrested as the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect possessed images of child sexual exploitation. This included videos of prepubescent children.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Lazzaro's residence on July 20, 2015. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Lazzaro is currently charged with menacing, tampering with physical evidence and three counts of promoting a minor under 16 in sex performance.

Lazzaro was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center. His booking photo is available on the detention center's website.