FRANKFORT, KY. (WTVQ) – A Garrard County man has been charged with 100 counts of possessing child pornography, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
Investigators say 40-year old Arthur Eugene Butler, of Lancaster, had less than a month to serve on federal parole for a previous conviction of receiving child pornography at the time of his arrest Tuesday.
Investigators say 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, according to authorities.
Investigators say Butler is being held without bail until his arraignment Thursday, Aug. 15.
According to court records, Butler previously served five years in federal prison on a child pornography charge.