Computer repairs led to multiple child pornography charges against a 60-year-old Lexington man, court records show.
Larry Clayton Blanken is charged with four counts of possessing material portraying sexual performance by a minor.
A Fayette district judge ordered a not guilty plea entered on Blanken's behalf during a court hearing Friday. Blanken said he had no lawyer, so the case was referred to the public defender's office. He's due back in court May 18.
Lexington police arrested Blanken on Thursday after an investigation that began in early April, according to a police affidavit filed with the court.
Police were called by a Lexington computer repair store after one of its technicians found "multiple images" of suspected child pornography and text on a Dell laptop computer that the store was servicing, the affidavit says.
The computer was owned by Blanken, according to the document.
A Lexington police computer crimes officer went to the store and saw the material, which he described in an affidavit as snapshots taken of a video being played on a monitor.
In addition to the images, police found text documents of a sexual nature, including what seemed to be a narrative relating to sex with a 10-year-old girl, court documents say.
Police later found additional materials when they searched Blanken's home, according to the court record.
Blanken is divorced and unemployed, according to his arrest citation.