Logan County couple accused of child sexual exploitation offenses

Auburn, Ky.  The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Joshua Brandon Lewis, 39, and Dawn Lee Lewis, 43, on charges related to child sexual abuse material, according to a release.

The Lewis’ were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspects’ sharing images of child sexual exploitation online, according to the release.

The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Auburn on Jan. 14. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Brandon Lewis is currently charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. Dawn Lewis is currently charged with 26 counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance.

These charges are punishable by one to five years in prison. Both were held in the Logan County Detention Center.