Fordsville, KY and Beaver Dam, KY (December 17, 2020) — The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Tyler Michael Davis, age 21 of Fordsville, and McClellan Baker, age 68 of Beaver Dam, on charges related to child sexual abuse material.
Davis and Baker were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigations. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began these investigations after discovering suspects sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.
These investigations resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Fordsville and a residence in Beaver Dam on December 16, 2020. Equipment used to facilitate the crimes were seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. These investigations are ongoing.
Davis is currently charged with eighteen counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Baker is currently charged with twenty counts of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and twenty counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. These charges are Class-D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison. Davis and Baker were lodged in the Ohio County Detention Center.
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.