Paducah Man Faces Child Pornography Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man is facing charges related to child pornography after an investigation by McCracken County deputies and the Attorney General's Forensic Unit.

Back in 2019, while working on a separate investigation, McCracken County deputies obtained a search warrant and seized electronics belonging to 29-year-old Charles Tanner.

While working with the Kentucky Attorney General's Forensic Unit, deputies say they uncovered nearly 2,000 pictures of child pornography on Tanner's electronics. According to deputies, the pictures included very young children and teenagers, all engaging in sexual acts, seemingly by force.

On Thursdsay, deputies arrested Tanner at his home in Paducah. He was lodged in the McCracken County Jail. He is being charged with 1,571 counts of sexual performance by a minor, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.

Published 04:36 PM, Thursday May. 21, 2020
Updated 07:20 PM, Friday May. 22, 2020



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