TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Arrest of Louisa Resident on Sex Crimes
Date of News Release: 06/12/2014
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Lawrence County, KY resident after conducting an investigation into a sexual assault of a 14 year old female. The assault involved sexual contact and also photographing of the juvenile.
On June 7, 2014 the Kentucky State Police received a call reporting Harold K Shannon, of McClure Branch in Louisa, was in possession of explicit sexual images of a 14 year old female.
During the course of the investigation it was determined Mr. Shannon had engaged in oral sex with the juvenile. Mr. Shannon was also found to be in possession of several images depicting sexual performance involving the juvenile.
(To protect the identity of the juvenile no specific details on the relationship are being released)
On June 12, 2014 arrest warrants were issued and Harold Shannon, age 66, of Louisa, KY was arrested and lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.
He has been charged with:
- (5 counts) Use of a minor (under 16) in a sex performance
- (5 counts) Unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree – Illegal sex acts victim under 16
- (1 count) Promoting a minor under 16 in sex performance
- (1 count) Possess/view matter portraying sexual performance by minor
Additional charges are pending completion of the investigation.
The case remains under investigation by Trooper Joshua Satterly.