Grayson man facing charges involving a minor

By Portia Williams

June 5, 2014

By Portia Williams


GRAYSON, Ky. — According to reports from the Carter County Circuit Court, Michael Hardy, 22, of Grayson, has been charged with possession of material portraying a sexual act by a minor. The case was bound over to a grand jury.

Circuit Court Clerk said Hard was arrested on May 21, and a preliminary hearing was held on Monday, June 2.

The mother of a 12-year-old child discovered nude photographs, and explicit messages were exchanged between the child and Hardy which she divulged to the Carter County Sheriff’s office.

According to reports, the Carter County Sheriff’s department seized both the iPad, which the child used for communication, as well as Hardy’s cellular phone and were sent to a Kentucky State Police crime lab.

Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.