LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say a Fayette County man has been arrested on several charges related to child pornography.

According to a news release, officials with KSP's Electronic Crime Branch arrested 26-year-old Paul Fontana on Tuesday after authorities conducted a search at a residence in Lexington.

Police started an investigation after Fontana was allegedly found sharing child porn images online. Equipment believed to have been used in the crime was taken to a forensic lab to be examined. 

Fontana faces 25 counts of possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.

If convicted, Fontana could receive between one and five years in prison for each charge.

He is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.

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