Child pornography charges filed against Pike man

Eugene White

A Pike County man is facing three dozen child pornography charges after being arrested as part of an undercover investigation, police said Friday.

According to a statement from Kentucky State Police, Eugene White, 41, of New Camp Road, South Williamson, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges related to the distribution and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. The arrest, the statement said, was the result of an undercover “Internet Crimes Against Children” investigation.

According to documents filed in Pike District Court, White was arrested at a business, identified as SouthSide Storage, in South Williamson where he was employed. Court documents said the KSP trooper who arrested White in the case learned “someone had been uploading sexually explicit matter of minors” to a website, and it was determined the videos were uploaded from SouthSide Storage.

According to court documents, a search warrant was obtained for the office of the business and was executed Thursday afternoon. Court documents said “additional files of sexually explicit material of minors was discovered,” and White admitted to “posting, possessing and viewing” the sexually explicit material.

According to the KSP statement, equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation in the case is ongoing.

According to the statement, White was charged with 26 counts of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, as well as 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. According to court documents, he pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday in Pike District Court and was ordered held on a $5,000 cash or property bond. White was ordered by Pike District Judge Robert Wright to have no contact with children, and not possess possession or have access to any computer or laptop.

As of presstime Friday, White remained lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.

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