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Taylor Countian charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

He is currently charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense.
NOTE - Charges/allegations/arrests are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By William R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY, Serving Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor, and Washington Counties

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (24 Jan 2018) -- On January 23, 2018, at approximately 7pmET, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Christopher W. Phyfe, 43, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.


Phyfe 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 Campbellsville on January 23, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Phyfe is currently charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 20 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, 1st offense. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.


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