LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2017) — On April 6, 2017, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Philip S. Mann, 52, on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Mann was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Lexington on April 6, 2017. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
Mann is currently charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each count is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
He was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.