Child porn case moves to federal court

August 22, 2015

A Gray man, who was to go to trial this month in federal court for allegedly possessing child pornography, is facing an additional charge of attempting to entice or coerce a minor to engage in sexually-explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.


Forty-seven-year-old Jerry Luke was scheduled to go to trial yesterday. However, that was continued, and on Aug. 6 a superseding indictment was returned.

Luke was initially indicted in Laurel County in July 2013 on 47 counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation by Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson, Jr.

The investigation began on Jan. 13, 2013, leading to Luke’s arrest in May on charges of unlawful transaction with a minor and custodial interference.

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