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Marion County man accused of child sexual exploitation

According to Kentucky State Police, 31-year-old Benjamin A. Buckland, of Lebanon, Ky., is facing charges related to child sexual abuse material and illegal sexual acts with a minor.
According to Kentucky State Police, 31-year-old Benjamin A. Buckland, of Lebanon, Ky., is facing charges related to child sexual abuse material and illegal sexual acts with a minor.(Marion County Detention Center)
Published: Jun. 24, 2020 at 9:55 AM EDT
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MARION CO., Ky. (WKYT) - A Marion Co. man has been arrested on sex crime charges.

According to Kentucky State Police, 31-year-old Benjamin A. Buckland, of Lebanon, Ky., is facing charges related to child sexual abuse material and illegal sexual acts with a minor.

KSP says Buckland was arrested Tuesday as the result of an undercover investigation.

State police say the investigation began after they found out Buckland was distributing and possessing prepubescent child sexual abuse material online.

Buckland is currently charged with eight counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, six counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, three counts of sodomy 2nd degree (Class C felony) and one count of promoting sexual act by a minor under 16 years old (Class B felony).

He is currently being held in the Marion County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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