Metro police arrested a 54-year-old Madison man earlier this week, accusing him of digitally placing the faces of two teenage girls on pornographic photos and posting them on the Internet.
According to police, Kim Eugene Norris used the Photoshop software program to alter pornographic photos of mature female bodies with the faces of two local teenage girls and then uploaded the altered photos to pornographic websites.
Norris is charged with breaking a federal child pornography law. The Metro Nashville Police Department requested the U.S. Attorney’s Office to take up the case, as there is currently no state law against Photoshopping minors’ faces onto pornographic images and distributing them.
The investigation began in April after one of the girls received a Facebook message stating that she was shown on a pornographic site that also listed her name and the school she attends.
Investigators determined that photos of the girls’ faces were taken from their Facebook postings after Norris came to know the girls from the Madison area.
Execution of a search warrant on Norris’ home turned up a computer and a hard drive containing other images and videos of child porn, police said.
Norris is in federal custody, while the investigation continues. Police urge anyone with information regarding the case to call 862-7540.
The TBI and FBI are assisting in the investigation.