A man who is serving three years' probation for a conviction involving child pornography was arrested by Cary police Wednesday and charged with 15 counts of having those kinds of photos on a computer.
Ken Preston Murray, 57, was arrested at his home at 453 Peeble Creek Drive, records showed.
Detective Kevin West, a specialist in tracing Internet traffic in illegal pictures and videos, charged Murray with 15 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Arrest warrants said the pornography involved still photos of children in their early teens.
Murray was arrested in 2010 on a charge of second-degree sexual exploitation, which involves copying or transmitting pornography involving minors. He was convicted in August 2013 of the lesser charge of third-degree exploitation.
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The arrest warrant Wednesday stated that Murray had the images on Feb. 18. State probation officers charged him with probation violation on March 17, records showed.
Murray was held on $1 million bail for a Thursday court appearance on the exploitation charges.