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Djeddah Drive man charged with child porn

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Tackett ordered held on $10,000 bail

By BEN CARLSON

 

A Djeddah Drive man is behind bars after being arrested last night on child pornography charges.

Barry L. Tackett, 59, was arraigned by video from the Shelby County Detention Center this morning in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

He was arrested around 7:45 last night at his home at 318 Djeddah Drive by the Kentucky State Police, according to a criminal citation.

The citation states that during an online undercover investigation, Tackett “distributed files of child sexual exploitation to KSP.”

Troopers obtained a search warrant and seized what they said were 12 files containing child pornography, according to the citation.

Tackett allegedly told troopers that he “searched for, downloaded and possessed” child pornography files, according to the citation.

Tackett is charged with nine counts of distribution and 12 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

Tackett is scheduled to return to Anderson District Court on Feb. 16 at 9 a.m.