KY man facing child porn charges after police were notified he ordered child sex doll

KY man facing child porn charges for ordering child sex doll

ERLANGER, Ky. (FOX19) - An Erlanger man is facing child porn charges after Kentucky State Police said they were notified of a child sex doll being shipped to his address.

Kevin Master, 26, is being held at the Kenton County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

KSP alleges he ordered a child sex doll from China. They were notified by Homeland Security about the delivery.

Master works for FedEx Ground, but authorities were able to intercept the package before he could get it.

FedEx Ground gave FOX19 NOW a statement that reads, “FedEx Ground is aware of preliminary reports regarding these disturbing allegations and will take swift action to address this matter as appropriate. As this is an active investigation, further questions should be directed to law enforcement.”

KSP also released a statement saying in part, “Master was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor was discovered in an international shipment addressed to Erlanger, Kentucky. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Erlanger on October 9, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.”

KSP said Master’s charges are punishable by one to five years in prison.

Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders said this is the second sex doll case in Kenton County.

“These dolls are very lifelike. They have human-like skin on them,” he said.

In 2018, Sanders dealt with Scott Phillips who ordered a child sex doll from China.

Phillips was indicted on child porn charges after material was found in his apartment.

With the child sex doll - Sanders said things are a little more complicated.

“It’s still not clear if child sex dolls in and of themselves are illegal in Kentucky,” he said.

Phillips at this time is not facing charges for having the multiple child sex dolls.

Sander’s is currently working with State Senator Whitney Westerfield to get the law changed to make the child sex dolls illegal in Kentucky.

An effort was made during the last legislated session and the measure was unsuccessful.

Sanders plans to keep working with the legislature to make it illegal in the state.

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