Ky. man back in jail following repeat child porn charges

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) - A Garrard County man who was on parole following his conviction on federal child pornography charges finds himself back in jail facing similar charges.

Arthur Eugene Butler, 40, Lancaster, had less than a month to serve on federal parole for a previous conviction of receiving child pornography, when he was arrested Tuesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s office and charged with 100 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Prior to being paroled, Butler had also served five years in federal prison on his conviction, according to court records.

Detectives from the Cyber Crimes Branch received a tip from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a person possessing images of child sexual exploitation. Following an investigation, Butler was arrested and transported to the Lincoln County Regional Jail to be held without bail until his arraignment on Thursday.

Attorney General Andy Beshear reminds Kentuckians to report any instance of child abuse to local law enforcement or to Kentucky’s Child Abuse hotline at 877-597-2331 or 877-KYSAFE1.

If convicted, Butler could face up to five years in prison on each count.


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