65-year-old arrested for child pornography

OROVILLE, Calif. – On Friday, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 65-year-old man on charges related to child pornography.

Michael Barnhill was arrested on three felony charges related to the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Barnhill lives in Magalia but also has ties to the Paradise area.

Barnhill’s arrest comes after a two-month investigation by Butte County Sheriff’s detectives. Barnhill was booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $45,000