Kentucky State Police Charges Bell Co. Man with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses



MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (September 22, 2023) — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located and arrested Robert R. Price, 47, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation.

Price was located, interviewed, and arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing sexually explicit images of juveniles online.

The investigation resulted in executing a search warrant at a residence in Middlesboro on September 21, 2023. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is still ongoing.

Price is currently charged with five counts of possessing matter portraying a minor over the age of 12 in a sexual performance. This charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. Price was lodged in the Bell County Jail.

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