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Dusty Dan pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A former local radio personality pleaded not guilty Friday to four counts of possession of child pornography.

Police say Roy Daniel Baldridge, who was known as Dusty Dan on country station 98.1, had more than 500 images of child pornography and erotica at his home in the 200 block of Malabu Drive. Baldridge no longer works for the station.

Baldridge was arrested Oct. 13 on firearms and stolen-property charges after two men allegedly broke into his house and took a handgun that had been reported stolen by someone else. A Fayette County grand jury dismissed those charges this week.

A status hearing for the case is scheduled for Jan. 22 in Fayette Circuit Court.

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