The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 19 year-old John Thomas Coffey Jr. of Fairdale on charges related to child sexual exploitation.
Coffey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect communicating with a juvenile online to include the request and exchange of nude photographs.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Fairdale on February 12, 2020. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to the Kentucky State Police’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Coffey is currently charged with two counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor 1st offense (Class D felony), one count of prohibited use of electronic means to procure a minor (Class D felony), one count of promoting sexual act by a minor under 18 years old (Class B felony), and one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor 1st offense (Class A misdemeanor). Coffey was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.