JOHSUA BRANDON LEWIS, 39, & DAWN LEE LEWIS, 43, OF AUBURN, KY. IN LOGAN COUNTY, BUSTED FOR HAVING & DISTRIBUTING CHILD SEX ABUSE & EXPLOTATION PORNOGRAPHY.
A married couple from Logan County, Kentucky was arrested by a Kentucky State Police special unit after they were caught possessing and distributing child pornography material.
In a press release statement the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch announced it has arrested Joshua Brandon Lewis, 39, and Dawn Lee Lewis, 43, both of Auburn, Kentucky; on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Joshua Lewis and Dawn Lee Lewis were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspects sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Auburn on January 14, 2021. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Joshua Brandon Lewis is currently charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.
Dawn Lee Lewis is currently charged with twenty-six counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.
These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Joshua Brandon could face up to between 21 to 105 years in prison, while Dwan Lee Lewis could face up between 26 to 130 years in prison.
Joshua Brandon Lewis and Dawn Lee Lewis were lodged in the Logan County Detention Center, in Russellville, Kentucky; where they are being held without bond.
Both Joshua and Dawn Lewis had their first appearance in Logan County District Court on Friday morning, January 15, at 9:00 A.M.
The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is composed of more than twenty-six local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the United States Department of Justice and administrated by the Kentucky State Police, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing a response to cyber enticement and child sexual abuse material investigations. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity of predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.