Registered sex offender back behind bars

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A registered sex offender is back behind bars in Pike County, this time he's charged with possessing child porn.

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.

Charles Compton's name appeared on the list and lead Kentucky State Police to execute a search warrant of his home on Island Creek Road in Pike County. Investigators say they found a large amount of child porn inside his home.

Pike County Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley explains, "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."

Compton has been indicted by the grand jury and is being held in the Pike County Detention Center.

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