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Florence Man Jailed on Child Pornography Charges

A Florence man is behind bars on child pornography charges.

Brandon T. Watts, 30, was arrested Thursday on four counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced.

According to the AG’s Cyber Crimes Unit investigators, a search warrant was issued in Boone County which resulted in the discovery of child pornography and Watts’s arrest.

Watts was also served with an active bench warrant from Boone County for an alcohol intoxication charge, and is currently lodged in the Boone County Detention Center.

“I would like to thank the Cyber Crimes Unit for their hard work and the Kentucky State Police, Post 6, for their support on this case,” Beshear said in a news release. “I have made it a core mission of my office to protect Kentucky children from sexual abuse and exploitation – and we are working every day to ensure they are shielded from online predators and pedophiles.”

Since taking office Jan. 4, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested or convicted 28 sexual predators.

-Staff report

Photo: Brandon Watts (via Boone Co. Detention Center)