David Fuson mugshot (child porn suspect) 1-8-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A convicted sex offender was arrested in Louisville on Monday night on a warrant for 50 counts of child pornography. For months, police have been looking for the Clarksville resident.

David Fuson was arrested about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Spring Street and Mellwood Avenue on a warrant out of Clark County, Indiana.

Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said a warrant was issued for Fuson in late September.

"These child pornography charges are some of the worst that I've had to review in my career as a prosecutor," Mull said, adding that the child pornography was found on his phone and on a separate SD card in Clarksville.

"Hundreds and hundreds of videos depicted sexual abuse of children, rape of children and various acts of sexual abuse that were perpetrated against these children."

Mull said some of the porn involved infants. Fuson is being held at Metro Corrections but is expected to be extradited to Clark County for the Level 5 felonies.

If convicted, Fuson faces up to six years in prison for each porn charge, although the charges could be capped.

Louisville Metro Police also charged Fuson with failing to comply with the terms of the sex offender registry, because he wasn't living at the address listed on the registry. He's facing a similar charge in Clark County too.

A not guilty plea was entered for Fuson in court Tuesday. He will be appointed a public defender. 

Police say Fuson was living  with a woman for a few weeks, and she discovered child porn on his phone and on a mini SD card and told investigators. Police say the SD card had nearly 2,000 movie files and about 50 images. The woman said she found needles in the house, and her children's toys were cut and items were stuffed into them. She said she found night vision, infra-red, stuffed animals, spy ware and video editing tools on Fuson's phone.

"The abuse that is depicted on these videos is horrendous," Mull said. "It involves very young children even infants." 

Officials don't believe any of the victims in the videos lived in the area. Mull said Fuson likely downloaded them on the internet. Federal investigators would be the ones to look further into the videos to identify victims, Mull said.

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