KSP Charges Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

ARRESTED

On May 6, 2019, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Reed E. Benningfield, 34, on charges related to promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance.

Benningfield was arrested as the result of an anonymous tip to the KSP Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect had successfully installed a video recording device to capture a female child in the shower.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Campbellsville on May 6, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Benningfield is currently charged with three counts of promoting a minor under 16 in a sexual performance. Each charge is a Class-B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. He was lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center.

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