Madisonville man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges

Registered Sex Offenders and Others, Sex Offenders and Others Who Reoffend, Child Pornography, Internet Offender Cases

November 2, 2018



A Madisonville man is facing a laundry list of charges after police say he was exchanging nude pictures with a minor. Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Ronald Rice on child sexual exploitation charges. He was arrested Thursday evening just after 6:30.  Police began an investigation into Rice when they discovered the suspect was communicating with a juvenile online.

Rice allegedly exchanged nude pictures and tried to meet with the juvenile for sex. A search warrant was issued at Rice’s home and police say they found the equipment used to facilitate the crime.  Rice is facing several charges, including five counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor, unlawful transaction with a minor, and five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor.  Rice is being held in the Hopkins County Jail without bond.