On July 24, 2018 at approximately 2:55 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, assisted by Wolfe County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Chester D. Bailey, 58, for distribution and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Bailey was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after observing the suspect sharing child sexual exploitation images online.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant of Bailey’s residence, where electronic equipment was seized and is pending a forensic examination.
Bailey is currently charged with one count of distribution and 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
Bailey was lodged in the Lee County Detention Center.