Local man arrested in child pornography probe
On Feb. 23 at approximately 10 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Gary L. Weaver, 66, of Woodford County, on charges related to distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Weaver was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Versailles on Feb. 23. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP's forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing. Weaver was charged with two counts of distribution and 99 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. He was lodged in the Woodford County Detention Center.