Teen arrested after national organization finds explicit photos, videos involving minors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 19-year-old teen is behind bars after what the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) found on the teen’s computer.

Fredtravis “Trey” McKnight was booked on Oct. 13 in the Shelby County Jail for one count of sexual exploitation of a minor after Memphis Police received a tip from the NCMEC.

The NCMEC told MPD their report was initiated after an online cloud storage service reported one of the users “uploaded media that was known to be child sexual abuse/exploitation material,” an affidavit said.

The online cloud storage service provided the user’s email addresses and screenname of the suspect Trey McKnight.

According to the affidavit, NCMEC forwarded the complaint to MPD based on the geographical location of McKnight’s IP address from his computer.

MPD reviewed the information and found eight videos of minors engaging in sex acts plus one video of a nude minor engaging in “lascivious display,” the affidavit said.

After further investigation, MPD found the user to be a Comcast internet subscriber at a home off Foggy Ridge Cove in Hickory Hill.

McKnight was arrested and his bond was set at $70,000.

He is due in court on Oct. 21.