Man Arrested for Having Child Pornography

A fifth person has been arrested as the result of a traffic stop last week, this one on a child pornography charge. Morris L. Rhea was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an interview with detectives at the Paducah Police Department’s General Investigation Unit office. Rhea was a passenger in a vehicle from which Terry B. Mathis and Sarah K. Holt were arrested on drug possession charges Wednesday, March 17. Those arrests led to a search of a room at a southside motel, where Sheila D. Thacker and Evan R. Evans were arrested on drug trafficking charges. At that time, detectives suspected there was information regarding illegal drug activity on Rhea’s cellular phone. Detectives conducted a digital forensics examination, and found pornography involving pre-pubescent children on the phone. Rhea was interviewed Tuesday by Det. Eric Taylor and charged with possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.






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