On February 28, 2018, around 12:30pm, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested 27-year-old Robert Whitter, III on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Whitter was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect uploading images of child sexual exploitation online. The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Barbourville on February 28, 2018. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. Whitter is charged with three counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. He was lodge din the Knox County Detention Center.