707 investigations by Electronic Crime Branch result in 114 arrests in 2020

KSP Forensic Computer Examiner Adam Cervellone.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — With just a few days left in the year, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch is reporting an increase in cybercrime arrests over the previous year.

The unit, which is composed of 16 detectives and nine civilians, received more than 3,100 cybercrime tips, leading to 707 completed investigations and 114 arrests.

While the unit investigates several types of cases, including fraud, one of the largest areas of investigation involves those preying on children through child porn and sexual enticement.

The Electronic Crime Branch partners with the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to investigate those cases.