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KSP Charge Madisonville Man with Crimes Related to Child Pornography

Date of News Release: 09/14/2012

(Madisonville, KY.) - A Madisonville man was arrested on charges related to child pornography on Thursday after Kentucky State Police, along with the Madisonville Police Department and Hopkins County Attorney's Office, executed a search warrant at his residence.

Mark E. Melton, age 25 of Madisonville, KY, was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor (class D felony). He was lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

Mr. Melton was arrested as the result of an ongoing, undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation that began in June of 2012.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Melton's residence on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Equipment used to distribute/possess child pornography was seized.

The Madisonville Police Department and the Hopkins County Attorney's Office assisted. KSP Detective Dan Morck is continuing the investigation. Det. Morck commented, "The Madisonville Police Department and the Hopkins County Attorney's Office played an integral role in this investigation. The assistance of both agencies led to the resolution of this investigation."

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