PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ/WYMT) -- A registered sex offender is back behind bars in Pike County, this time he's charged with possessing child porn.
Last week, a grand jury indicted Charles Compton, 44, of Pikeville, on one count of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
Pike County Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley says the investigation started when the United States Postal Service began looking into a mailing list for child pornography being shipped across the United States from Canada.
Bartley says Compton's name appeared on the list. Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at his home on Island Creek Road in Pike County. Investigators say they found a large amount of child porn inside the home.
"The investigation by the postal service is ongoing but to get things started here, I asked the state police to open a case and arrest Mr. Compton. Particularly, because we noted that he was on the sex offenders list and convicted of child molestation in Michigan and served a prison sentence for that," said Bartley.
Compton is expected to be arraigned on the charge later this month. He is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.