A Laurel County man is now facing multiple charges alleging child sexual exploitation offenses.
The Kentucky State Police electronic crime branch arrested Kody Wayne Mullins, 19, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Mullins was arrested as the result of an undercover internet crimes against children (ICAC) investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect directing a juvenile to send him sexually explicit images of her online.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Keavy on January 21, 2021. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Mullins is currently charged with three counts of possessing matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance, one count of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor (class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison), and one count of promoting a minor under the age of sixteen in a sexual performance (class-b felony punishable by ten to twenty years in prison). Mullins was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.