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12:11 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Kentucky State Employee Faces Child Porn Charges

Gordon Bowers
Credit Kentucky Attorney General's Office

A Kentucky state worker has been arrested on child pornography charges. 

According to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office, 49-year-old Gordon Bowers was arrested Monday afternoon at his office in London, Kentucky.  He worked as an environmental scientist for the Department for Natural Resources Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement. 

The investigation, which began last November, revealed that Bowers, using a file sharing software program, downloaded images and saved them to his state office computer.

Dick Brown, a spokesman for the Department for Natural Resources told WKU Public Radio that Bowers has not been fired and the state is cooperating with the investigation.

Bowers is facing four felony counts of possessing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.  Each count carries one to five years in prison.