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Henderson Co. man facing 5,440 child porn charges

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John W. Smith (Source: Henderson Co. Detention Center) John W. Smith (Source: Henderson Co. Detention Center)

CORYDON, KY (WAVE) – A Henderson County man is facing nearly 5,500 charges related to child pornography.

John W. Smith, 46, of Corydon, KY was arrested on Tuesday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home.

Smith is charged with 5,440 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was taken to the Henderson County Detention Center.

Smith was charged by the KSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as a result of an undercover investigation into the possession and distribution of images of child sexual exploitation, according to a KSP news release.

Detectives seized evidence that they said was being used to distribute and/or possess child pornography. It was taken to the KSP forensic laboratory for examination.

Police said Smith could face additional charges in the case.

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