In a sting operation an undercover officer discovered a very haunting plight. Thomas Cannon, age 40, of Louisville, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and seven counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.
Cannon was reported to have sent seven photos of child pornography, and of those seven, three of them involved his 3-year-old twin daughters, according to Louisville Metro Police Department. The undercover officer reported to have witnessed Cannon, online, allegedly admitting he had engaged in sexual acts with his twin daughters.
An arrest was made by the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Unit and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force following the joint investigation.
Jail records show that Cannon is being held at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on a $100,000 cash bond, with a court date set on February 18 to face the charges.
The Louisville Metro Police Department’s Internet Crimes Unit investigates sexual abuse allegations involving juveniles, except when the victim is aged between 16 and 18 and the perpetrator is not a caretaker, as well as crimes committed against juveniles by suspects using electronic means, according to the department’s website.