State police have arrested a Nicholasville man on child pornography charges.
Nathan Vitai, 26, is charged with 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor; one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor, first offense; and tampering with physical evidence.
State police detectives with the electronic crime branch began investigating in April "after they discovered a suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation over the Internet," according to a news release from state police.
State police executed a search warrant at Vitai's home in Nicholasville and, after previewing the electronic media taken from the home, arrested Vitai Monday morning.
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He was being held in the Jessamine County Detention Center on $10,000 cash bond.