Kentucky child sex abuse investigation leads to Ashland man’s arrest
Published 6:24 am Friday, June 4, 2021
Kentucky State Police arrested an Ashland man on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Jonathan M. Whitt, 33, was arrested at an Ashland residence on Thursday after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation revealed the Whitt had uploaded images of child sexual exploitation online.
As part of the investigation, authorities executed a search warrant on June 3 at a home in Ashland where troopers seized equipment allegedly used to facilitate the crime. The equipment has been taken to the state police digital forensic lab for further examination.
Whitt faces charges of one count of “possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor,” a class D felony; and one count of “distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
He is being held in the Boyd County Detention Center.
The investigation into this case is ongoing.