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Lincoln County man accused of uploading images of child sexual exploitation

According to Kentucky State Police, 45-year-old Joey Lee Wardle was arrested as the result of...
According to Kentucky State Police, 45-year-old Joey Lee Wardle was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.(Pulaski Co. Detention Center)
Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 11:05 AM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lincoln County man has been arrested on charges related to child sexual abuse material.

According to Kentucky State Police, says an investigation began after it was discovered that 45-year-old Joey Lee Wardle was uploading images of child sexual exploitation online.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a home in Hustonville on May 13.

Wardle was arrested on September 23. He is currently charged with one count of possessing or viewing matter portraying a minor under the age of 12 in a sexual performance.

The investigation is ongoing.

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