A Newburgh man was arrested last week on charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography.
According to a release from the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Jordan Richardson, 27, of Newburgh, was arrested on Tuesday, July 28, after deputies executed a search warrant at a home in the 8900 block of Camelot Drive in Newburgh as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The release states that the investigation began in January 2020 after the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office received a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
According to the release, a subsequent investigation led to the search warrant for the residence in Newburgh. The release states that child sexual abuse material was located during the search.
According to the release, Richardson was charged with three counts of child exploitation as a Level 4 felony, one count of child exploitation as a Level 5 felony, three counts of possession of child pornography as a Level 5 felony and one count of possession of child pornography as a Level 6 felony. He is being held at the Warrick County Jail with a $10,000 cash bond.
Richardson faced an initial hearing in the case on Wednesday, July 29. Warrick County Superior Court 2 Judge Amy Miskimen denied a request for a bond reduction and appointed attorney Brett Roy to represent him.
Richardson will appear in court again on Friday, Aug. 14.