Man Proven Guilty on Child Pornography Charges and Sex Trafficking Children

A jury convicted a western Kentucky man on charges of child porn and sex trafficking children. After a Jury Trial that lasted five days and 2.5 hours of deliberation Jeffrey Desmond Carter, 40, of Murray, was convicted on Friday, September 27 on all 25 counts of production of child porn, one count of receipt of child porn and one count of sex trafficking children. Hw had charges pressed against him on October 18.2019 by a federal grand jury. On February 5, 2015 police were notified that a 15-year-old female had sent sexually explicit photos and videos of herself to Carter, through a Facebook messenger account under the name of Adam Bryan. An additional report was filed at the exact time by police that a 14-year-old girl sent nude images to Carter. Authorities identified Carter and a got a search warrant for his apartment in Murray. Authorities say Carter was present for the search and taken to the police department for questioning. They say he admitted to engaging in sexual acts with several minor females and to recording those encounters. Carter stated he would pay money or give gifts to the minor females in exchange for participating in the sex acts or sending nude images or videos. Carter’s sentencing was set for set for 11 a.m. on January 14, 2020 in Paducah.

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