BEDFORD, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Trimble County, Kentucky, man has been arrested on charges related to child pornography.

Kentucky State Police say 61-year-old Ricky Hutchason was indicted on Nov. 2.

Authorities say Hutchason was also arrested on the same date, following an undercover investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children unit. Officials say KSP's Electronic Crime Branch started an investigation after Hutchason was found sharing files of child sexual exploitation online.

Police say a home in Bedford was searched on Sept. 6, 2018. Equipment used in the crime was taken to a state police forensic lab to be examined, according to authorities.

Hutchason is charged with 10 counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Each charge is considered a class-D felony and can result in between one and five years of prison time.

He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center. 

The investigation into the case is ongoing.

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