Carroll County man arrested on child pornography charges

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 A Carroll County man was arrested and charged July 3, with multiple counts of viewing and distributing child pornography. 

Russell Howard, 34, of Ghent was charged with six counts of possessing matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, both Class D felonies, according to a news release from state police.

Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives located the material when they performed a search warrant on several electronic devices belonging to Howard after being made aware that he was in possession of child pornography.

Howard was lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

KSP Detective Kurt Buhts is leading the ongoing investigation.