KY Modeling Agency Charges

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The owner of a Central Kentucky modeling agency faces more than 200 counts of child pornography charges.

Forty-seven-year-old Donald Martin will appear in court on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, and using a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance.

The Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office says Martin is the owner of Southern Stars Modeling Agency in Mount Vernon, which is about 55 miles south of Lexington. The modeling agency had 20 to 30 clients, most of them minors.

Officers say they found more than 200 photos of child pornography at Martin's home. Officials say parents should thoroughly research modeling agencies before signing up their children.