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Harrison County Constable Indicted for Producing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Harrison County Constable and former Bourbon County firefighter was indicted today, for the producing child pornography.           

A federal grand jury in Lexington returned an indictment charging 36 year-old William Michael Fields Jr. with two counts of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of creating a visual depiction of that conduct.           

The indictment alleges that Fields produced child pornography on March 17 and 23, 2019, each time in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Chief Raymond Johnson of the Cynthiana Police Department, and John Condon, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), jointly announced the indictment.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Cynthia Police Department with assistance from HSI.  The indictment was presented to the grand jury by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erin Roth and Mary Melton. 

A date for Fields to appear in court has not yet been scheduled. He faces up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000 for each count.  However, any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by the Court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statutes. 

            Any indictment is an accusation only. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


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Updated October 17, 2019