LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Oldham County, Kentucky man facing several charges related to child pornography.

Matthew W. Browning, age 32, was arrested after an undercover investigation involving the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch, which was assisted by Kentucky State Police Post 5.

Police say they began the investigation after discovering that Browning shared pornographic images -- including "images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts" -- online.

A search warrant was executed at Browning's home on Thursday, and police say they seized "equipment used to facilitate the crime." That equipment was then taken to the Kentucky State Police forensic laboratory for examination, according to the news release. 

Browning is now charged with five counts of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

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