Two Men Who Are Facing Child Porn Charges Make First Appearance in Court

Two men facing numerous charges related to child pornography appeared in court on Tuesday. Officials say Charles Tanner and 24-year-old Russell Farmer both had their cases continued to February 12 at 1:30 p.m. After seizing electronics belonging to Tanner, McCracken County deputies reportedly found nearly 2,000 photos of child pornography. Tanner was arrested on May 21 and faces 99 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance. Farmer was arrested on July 27 as part of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation after police reportedly learned that Farmer was distributing child pornography online. He is facing 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, eight counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and one count of promoting a sexual act by a minor under 16-years-old.

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