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KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (November 30, 2016) - On November 29, 2016, at approximately 7:22 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Gene P. Pendygraft, 44, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Pendygraft 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 Junction City on November 29, 2016. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Pendygraft is currently charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, nine counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and possession of firearm by convicted felon. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

He was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Additional charges are expected.