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KSP Charges Jefferson County Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Date of News Release: 10/20/2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2016) - On October 19, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mohammad Ronaghi, 37, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Ronaghi 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 the execution of a search warrant at the residence in Louisville on October 19, 2016. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Ronaghi is currently charged with 20 counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

He was lodged in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. Additional charges are expected.