A Woodford County man faces more than 80 charges relating to possessing child pornography after a three-month investigation by Kentucky State Police.
Nathan G. Coleman, 37, of Versailles was arrested last week in Pike County after state police allegedly found nude photographs and videos of a local teen girl on his computer, according to a news release.
Coleman was arraigned Monday and has a preliminary hearing April 9, said Trooper Brad Arterburn of the Campbellsburg post.
KSP's Electronic Crimes Branch started an investigation in January after finding that someone was sharing nude pictures and videos of child "sexual exploitation online," according to the news release. A search warrant was executed last week at a home where computer equipment was seized.
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Forensic examiners found "sexually explicit images of prepubescent children as well as nude photos and videos of a girl who appeared to be from Kentucky," according to the news release. Detectives then identified and found the teen in the images.
Coleman was arrested shortly after that at a relative's home in Pike County. He is charged with 78 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and seven counts of distribution of such matter.
Coleman was being held Wednesday in the Woodford County jail on an $85,000 cash bond.