Murray, KY man facing sex-related charges involving a minor

Murray, KY man facing sex-related charges involving a minor
Joseph Costilow, 20 of Murray, Kentucky, is facing multiple sex, drug, and gun-related charges in connection with an on-going investigation by Murray, Ky. police. (Source: Calloway County Jail)

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - A Murray, Kentucky man is facing multiple charges after a police investigation connected to sex, drug, and gun-related charges.

Joseph Costilow, 20, (a.k.a. Joey Amacher) was arrested on a warrant at his home on Irvan Street on Wednesday, February 6.

According to police, the investigation began after a female said that she had been sexually assaulted.

It was later found out that there was more than one victim after a search warrant was submitted through a social media site.

Through the warrant, Cosilow was charged with four counts of distributing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, five counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance, and five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Cosilow reportedly used the name Joey Amacher to contact the victims.

Officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stolen handgun at his home. He faces additional charges of trafficking marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property.

On Sunday, Feb. 6 another warrant was served on Costilow.

That warrant charges the man with six counts of distributing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, six counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance, and six counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.

Police say the investigation is currently ongoing and other possible victims have not yet been identified.

If anyone has any information regarding Joseph Costilow (Joey Amacher) that could be related to the investigation, contact Detective Angel Clere at the Murray Police Department at 270-753-1621.

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