A federal grand jury on Thursday charged a Georgetown man who allegedly distributed child pornography.
The grand jury indicted Adam Christopher Smith, 26, on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.
The investigation that led to Smith started when the FBI found images of child pornography on a man's computer in Honolulu.
Authorities tracked his contacts to another person, then linked from that person to an Internet address used by Smith, according to an affidavit from Kimberly Kidd, an FBI agent in Kentucky.
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Authorities searched Smith's computer in February 2014 and found hundreds of illegal images, Kidd said.
Smith was charged in state court, but the charges were held in abeyance pending federal prosecution, Kidd said.
Smith consented to the FBI taking over his email account. Kidd used the account in pursuing child-pornography investigations of numerous other accounts, according to her affidavit.
The conditions of Smith's bond in state court included an order not to use a computer or the Internet, but earlier this year, state and local police received information he was trading child pornography, according to a court document.
On April 24, Smith allegedly traded 57 images of child pornography, according to the court record.
Police arrested Smith in June. He was ordered held without bond pending trial in federal court.
One charge against him carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.