The Northern Pendleton Fire and Ambulance District was rocked during the evening of Thursday, April 1 with the arrest of Fire Chief Justin Nueby by the Kentucky State Police.
KSP said in a press release “The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect viewing images of child sexual exploitation online.”
According to KSP, the investigation resulted in a knock and talk at a residence in Foster. Officers seized equipment that was used to facilitate the crime. It was taken to the KSP’s digital forensic laboratory for examination in the ongoing investigation.
Nueby was housed in Campbell County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond and charged with one count of Possession/Viewing Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor. It is a Class D felony. People convicted of Class D felonies in Kentucky face one to five years imprisonment.
The Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is comprised of more than twenty-six local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the United States Department of Justice and administrated by the Kentucky State Police, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing a response to cyber enticement and child sexual abuse material investigations. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity of predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.
Nueby is scheduled to appear in District Court on Tuesday, April 6.