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Date of News Release: 4/5/2017

KSP Charges McCreary Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

PINE KNOT, Ky. (April 5, 2017) — On April 4, 2017, at approximately 7:25 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Grover C. Manning, 43, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

Manning 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 a residence in Pine Knot on April 4, 2017. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Manning is currently charged with 13 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 Leslie County Detention Center.