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A Warren County grand jury indicted a Bowling Green man on drug and child porn charges.

Randy Kirk Keen, 53, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, seven counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension.

He was indicted Wednesday.548d07d3e0705_image

“One of the most troubling offenses we deal with are child pornography cases,” Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron said. “Studies have shown that possession of child pornography many times will lead to contact offenses against children.

“Any time we can prosecute someone for child pornography, I truly believe we will be preventing a live child from being hurt.

“We always remember that behind each child pornography image is a live victim,” Cohron said.

The charges stem from an October tip that the sheriff’s office received about Keen in which the tipster said Keen had child porn images on his cellphone, Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy John Angel said.

Angel opened an investigation, confronted Keen about the allegations and then obtained a search warrant for the 7776 Ky. 185 home where Keen was staying at the time.

A forensic exam of the phone showed that Keen had deleted seven images of “pornographic nature” believed to be of children, Angel said. Capt. Tim Robinson was able to retrieve the deleted images.

The sheriff’s office has not determined the origin of the photographs.

Any time law enforcement finds a child pornography image, it is referred to a worldwide child protection database where those images are followed up on for analysis to see if the victim in the images can be found, Cohron said. Statistically, many child porn images originate in eastern Europe in the former Soviet Union, he said.

The evidence tampering charge against Keen is related to the photos being deleted after Keen had been confronted, Angel said.

During the investigation, deputies also found items used in manufacturing methamphetamine and discovered that Keen allowed a fugitive to stay with him for multiple days while knowing that the fugitive was wanted, Angel said.

Keen is in Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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