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

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The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Electronic Crime Branch located, interviewed, and arrested Timothy Patrick North, 22, on charges related to a child sexual abuse material investigation.

North was interviewed as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading sexually explicit images of minors to an online social media account.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant for North’s cellular phone in Pineville on January 23, 2024. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination.

North is currently charged with five counts of possessing matter portraying a minor over the age of 12 but under the age of 18 in a sexual performance. This charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. North was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

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