Lawrence Co. Man Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) -- Attorney General Jack Conway and his Cybercrimes Unit today announced that a Lawrence County grand jury has indicted a man on charges involving child pornography.

On Jan. 10, the grand jury indicted 68-year-old Edgar N. Purdom on four counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Purdom turned himself in at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Monday afternoon.

An investigation by General Conway's Cybercrimes investigators began in February 2013 following an undercover lead.

A search warrant was executed at Purdom's home in October 2013 with the assistance of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

Distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor are Class D felonies.

Each count is punishable by one to five years in prison.



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