Local man arrested for child pornography

Jeffrey D. Carter, 36, was arrested  Tuesday on a charge of two counts of child pornography: possession and viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

The Murray Police Department began its investigation last Friday and detectives were able to use police databases and other law enforcement tools to locate the suspect.

Detectives from the Murray Police Department, officials from Calloway County Sheriff’s Office and officials from the Kentucky State Police issued a search warrant at Carter’s residence in Murray Tuesday.

Numerous items that are believed to contain child pornography were seized during the search.

Sergeant David Howe said this investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely to follow in the next few months.

He said generally when investigations like this are done they can see that there is more evidence, but they only need to charge the suspect on one count in order to arrest them and get them off the street.

“In this case the Murray Police Department and the Calloway County Sheriff each charged a count against (Carter) because one child was from the city and another was from the county,” Howe said.

Carter is being lodged at the Calloway County jail.

Staff Report