Kentucky State Police have arrested 39-year-old Ryan Hardin for charges related to child sexual abuse materials.
According to KSP, Hardin's arrest came as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.
KSP started the investigation after, according to investigators, discovered Hardin sharing images of children online. The investigation lead to a search warrant served on December 2nd at a home in Madisonville. Troopers grabbed equipment they believed used in the crime.
Hardin faces multiple counts of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance. The Class-D and Class-C felonies carry a potential of one to ten years in prison. Hardin remains in Hopkins County Jail on no bond,.