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High school student arrested on child porn charges

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Trevor Kade Wilcox, 18. (Source: Breckenridge County Jail) Trevor Kade Wilcox, 18. (Source: Breckenridge County Jail)
HANCOCK CO., KY (WFIE) -

A Hancock County teen has been arrested on charges relating to child pornography Thursday after the Kentucky State Police received a complaint from Hancock County School officials.

Trevor Kade Wilcox, 18, is charged with 10 counts of Promoting a Minor under 16 in Sex Performance, a Class B Felony and 75 counts of Possession of Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor, Class D Felony.  He is lodged in the Breckenridge County Jail on no bond.

Wilcox, who is a Hancock County High School student, was arrested without incident at his Hawesville residence after the Kentucky State Police performed a forensic exam of his iPad.

The Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force launched an investigation into the possession and promoting of images of child sexual exploitation from Wilcox's school assigned iPad. 

The investigation began when officials from Hancock County High School confiscated his iPad.

The iPad, which belonged to Hancock County High School, was held because of suspected illegal activity. School authorities then notified the Kentucky State Police ICAC Task Force and the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. 

Detectives say they seized evidence that was being used to distribute child pornography and took it to the Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory for further examination.

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