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Felony arrest in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 02/21/2011

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Monday, February 21, 2011 at approximately 2:00 p.m., KSP Detective Dan Morck charged Johnathon M. Brown, age 35 of Madisonville, KY, with the following offenses:

  1. Incest-70 counts (B Felony)
  2. Sexual Abuse 1st Degree-86 counts (D Felony)
  3. Possession of Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by a Minor-66 counts (D Felony)
  4. Use of a Minor in a Sexual Performance-66 counts (B Felony)

The charges stem from an investigation which began on February 17, 2011. On Monday, February 21, 2011, Detective Morck executed a search warrant on electronic equipment that was seized from Mr. Brown's residence. Mr. Brown is accused of committing sexual crimes involving a victim under the age of 16. Mr. Brown was lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center.

KSP Detectives Lonnie Kavanaugh, Lloyd Ray, and Billy Sumner assisted Detective Morck with the investigation.

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